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Reuters hacked for third time this month…

In Nerds only, Polytricks on August 17, 2012 at 10:31 am

Turns out that Reuters was using WordPress 3.1.1 instead of the security patched WordPress 3.4.1.  This allowed ‘someone’ from the Syrian government to hack into the Reuters blog and post false news stories.  (One of which I blogged about  earlier this month, it was about Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister being killed in a bomb attack).  I guess its a cautionary tale for us conspiracy freaks.   I’m suitably chastened.  (But this doesn’t mean that there aren’t several corporate media conspiracies to ignore important stories in the news.. ha..ha…)

I resolve to be more circumspect regarding news stories and I hope that the big corporate media learn to update their security patches.. (come on Reuters!.. this hack was exposed four years ago!)  Turns out today’s web is a snake pit of propaganda and disinformation and I’m not just talking about the discredited corporate media here.. ;o)

Reuters London “Data Centre”.. come on guys.. update your security patches before you embarrass me again!.. ;o)

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