Le Monde hacked: ‘Je ne suis pas Charlie’ writes Syrian Electronic Army

Hackers from the Syrian Electronic Army posted this message from Le Monde’s Twitter acount

Hackers from the Syrian Electronic Army, which supports Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, broke into the Twitter account of Le Monde overnight, the newspaper confirmed on Wednesday.

Le Monde’s Twitter account, which has 3.3 million followers, was temporarily suspended after the attack, but the paper issued a tweet this morning announcing that it had regained control of its computers, adding: “We apologise for any fraudulent posts on our behalf.”

Before that, the hackers managed to post messages including: “Je ne suis pas Charlie” (I am not Charlie)”, a reference to the now famous “I am Charlie” message brandished by millions in tribute to 12 people slain at the offices of Charlie Hebdo, the satirical weekly, earlier this month.

The hackers denounced the weekly’s front page featuringi the Prophet Mohammed, and what they called the “hypocrisy” of dozens of world leaders who marched in Paris in January 11, “for human dignity and freedom of expression while their government kills, tortures and destroys”.

They also included messages in support of “Palestinians who are robbed”, “Syria which is bombarded” and “Africa which is dying of hunger and massacres”…


But France is doing all it can for Palestine. They voted to recognize it as a state.

France is part of the coalition in Syria — against Islamic State, no friend of Assad’s.

And exactly what do they have to with Boko Haram in Nigeria? Nothing.

These guys are not too bright.  

It would appear to be motivated by the usual: the cartoons.  The rest was just tacked on in a (failed) attempt to lend some gravitas.