French newspaper Le Monde says Twitter account hacked

Le Monde sent out a tweet saying it has taken back control of its computers. -- PHOTO: AFP
Le Monde sent out a tweet saying it has taken back control of its computers. -- PHOTO: AFP

PARIS (REUTERS) - French newspaper Le Monde said its twitter account and publishing tool were hacked by a group called Syrian Electronic Army.

"The hackers managed to infiltrate our publishing tool before launching a denial of service," the newspaper said on its website.

Le Monde sent out a tweet saying it has taken back control of its computers.

"We apologise for any fraudulent posts on our behalf."

Representatives at Le Monde and Twitter were not immediately available for comment outside regular business hours.

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