Reuters agency says its blog was hacked

The blogging platform of news agency Reuters has been hacked with an article falsely claiming that Saudi Arabia's foreign minister Saud al-Faisal had died.

16th August, 2012

The blogging platform of news agency Reuters has been hacked with an article falsely claiming that Saudi Arabia's foreign minister Saud al-Faisal had died.

It's the third time Reuters has been hacked in the past month.

"Reuters did not report the false story and the post was immediately deleted. We are working to address the problem," Barb Burg, director of global communications at Reuters News, said in a statement.

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