BY POLLY MOSENDZ for Newsweek
At 10:45 a.m., the Newsweek Twitter account, @Newsweek, was hacked by a group calling themselves the “Cyber Caliphate.” The group claimed to be affiliated with the Islamic State (ISIS) and has previously hacked @Centcom, the Twitter account of the United States Central Command, as well as the official Twitter account of Taylor Swift. The Newsweek account remained hacked for 14 minutes until 10:59 a.m., when Twitter’s support team regained control of the account at the publication’s request.
“We can confirm that Newsweek’s Twitter account was hacked this morning, and have since regained control of the account,” Newsweek managing editor Kira Bindrim said in a statement. “We apologize to our readers for anything offensive that might have been sent from our account during that period, and are working to strengthen our newsroom security measures going forward.”
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We’re back on Twitter after being hacked: http://t.co/Ib1pfgN3PC
— Newsweek (@Newsweek) February 10, 2015