News service Reuters was the target of a blogging platform hack at the end of last week.
The company first tweeted the news Friday afternoon, saying that its blogging platform was compromised and “fabricated blog posts were falsely attributed to several Reuters journalists.”
One of the stories, which Reuters deemed as “illegal,” was posted under Breakingviews columnist Jeffrey Goldfarb’s name. It falsified an interview with Riad al-Asaad, the head of the Free Syrian Army (FSA). The work of fiction claimed that the FSA leader allegedly said his forces were withdrawing from the northern province of Aleppo after clashes with the Syrian army.