Hackers associated with the Syrian Electronic Army, which supports President Bashar al-Assad, appear to have hacked into the Web site and Twitter feed of Human Rights Watch. The NGO, one of the world’s most respected, has conducted a number of searing investigations into the human rights abuses of Assad’s regime since fighting began in Syria.
The hackers posted messages announcing their presence and condemning Human Rights Watch (HRW). “All Your reports are FALSE !! Stop lying!!!” one message read. The messages on the HRW site redirect to the homepage of the Syrian Electronic Army.
A screenshot of the hacked HRW page appears at the top of this page. Ironically, it included the tags “Syria” and “Press freedom.”