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Syria Hacked E! To Claim Justin Bieber Is Gay

From the New York Daily News:

E! Online Twitter account hacked, posts fake exclusive about Justin Bieber’s sexuality

Hackers tweeted ‘exclusive’ allegedly from Justin saying ‘I’m a gay,’ prompting 1,200 retweets and 351 favorites. The group has also hacked ’60 Minutes,’ BBC, NPR, Reuters and AP.

By Sasha Goldstein | May 4, 2013

… The Twitter account for E! Online was hacked Saturday by a group which quickly began spreading bogus 140-character bits of celebrity gossip to its 5 million followers.

“Exclusive: Justin Bieber to E!online: I’m a gay,” the E! Online account announced — prompting 1,200 retweets and 351 favorites.

A group billing itself as the Syrian Electronic Army claimed responsibility for the takeover. The SEA was also behind the April hijacking of The Associated Press Twitter feed.

The Syrian Electronic Army operates with the support of the Syrian government. It usually seeks to disrupt websites it views as spreading news hostile to the Syrian regime. It also posts pro-Assad messages on Facebook.

E! suspended its Twitter account following the hack attack…

The SEA sent out a flurry of tweets and breaking news messages to text subscribers revolving around Bieber coming out of the closet.

One tweet said Selena Gomez, the “Baby” singer’s on-again, off-again girlfriend, was supportive of his declaration.

Another said actress that Oscar-winning actress Angelina Jolie told E! that “Jordan is to blame for the Syrian refugees’ atrocious conditions.”

The cyberhackers support Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime, the Wall Street Journal reported. Their other hacking targets include Twitter accounts for “60 Minutes,” the BBC, NPR and Reuters…

The SEA, after hacking the AP account, claimed two explosions rocked the White House and injured President Obama. The tweet caused stocks to dip and White House spokesman Jay Carney to issue a statement saying the president was fine.

The FBI is reportedly investigating that hacking incident.

Meanwhile, could this be a result of this (presumably) false information? That is, isn’t Bieber usually grabbed by female fans?

From GossipCop.com:

Justin Bieber Attacked in Dubai

May 5, 2013

Justin Bieber was grabbed by a fan in Dubai, where he performed on Sunday, his rep exclusively confirms to Gossip Cop.

While singing “Believe” at a piano, a young man dressed in jeans and a white T-shirt, ran onto the stage and briefly yanked Bieber, who managed to break free.

The Biebs’ security guards then stormed the stage and caught the attacker, but not before he knocked over the piano.

The superstar still finished the show and sang “Baby” as an encore.

We’re told Bieber is OK.

Gossip Cop will update as more information emerges about the attacker.

We can’t wait.

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, May 6th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

5 Responses to “Syria Hacked E! To Claim Justin Bieber Is Gay”

  1. canary says:

    NY Daily might double check who runs the Syria Hacker Army

    Chicago Teens charged for Jihad and joining Al-Qaeda in Syria

    From a sympathetic reporter

    The Atlantic” What Happens When the Enemy of Our Enemy Is a Terrorist?

    A Chicago teen is facing terrorism charges after trying to join an al-Qaeda-affiliated group to fight President Bashar al-Assad of Syria.

    By Conor Friedersdorf May 6 2013

    Roughly 20 people were inside the night a Chicago-area teenager allegedly tried to blow the place up, having avowed that the establishment would be filled with “the evilest people.”

    The FBI’s criminal complaint says Adel Daoud picked up a Jeep that he believed to be equipped with explosives, parked outside a downtown bar, walked a block, and tried to detonate the vehicle with a remote control.

    But this isn’t a story about Daoud. It’s a story about Ahmad Tounisi, another Chicago teen who knew him.

    But he stands accused of trying to join an al-Qaeda affiliate so that he could go abroad to fight with jihadists in the uprising against Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad.

    The day after the would-be bombing of Cal’s, federal agents sought out Tounisi at home and interviewed him with his parents.

    He then admitted that he’d discussed, with Daoud, the subject of bombing nightclubs and concerts; that he’d helped Daoud to search for fitting concert venues and nightclubs, even knowing they’d be potential targets of a terrorist attack; that he even recommended a specific nightclub as a target; that he changed his mind about an attack on a nightclub or bar in the United States after a religious leader told him it was wrong; but that, despite changing his mind, he knew his friend was planning to carry out a terrorist attack and did nothing to stop it. He also admitted that he contemplated traveling to Yemen to engage in jihad.

    As the FBI tells it, he did a bunch of research on how a would-be fighter would make his way to Syria, began raising money to get there, and started corresponding with someone at a website he found online that purported to connect motivated Muslims with jihadist elements in Syria.

    On March 28, 2013, Tounisi contacted an individual he believed to be a recruiter for the Syrian Islamist rebel group Jabhat al-Nusrah, but who in fact was an FBI employee, according to the FBI’s criminal complaint in the case. In subsequent weeks, he allegedly made detailed plans to fly through Turkey, rendezvous with members of Jabhat al-Nusrah, attend religious training, and join the fight against the Syrian government.


    • canary says:

      JayZ claim’s in new Obama song and Cuban trip denied by Jay Carney

      DailyMail.uk.co.: Beyonce ‘shocked’ by outcry over Cuba trip she calls a ‘beautiful, educational’ experience

      6 May 2013

      The U.S. government bans travel to Cuba except under very specific, strict conditions.

      At the time, Sen. Marco Rubio, a Republican congressman who represents Florida, called the trip ‘hypocritical’ for Jay-Z.

      ‘One of his heroes is Che Guevara. Che Guevara was a racist that wrote extensively about the superiority of white Europeans over people of African descent, so he should inform himself on the guy that he’s propping up.’

      Jay-Z responded to the critics in a swaggering song.

      The song, ‘Open Letter’ calls out the politicians who questioned the legality of the fifth anniversary vacation, which was approved by the Treasury Department, when the rapper says,

      ‘Obama said,
      ‘Chill you’re going to get me impeached.’
      You don’t need this s**t anyway,
      chill with me on the beach.’

      Mr Obama’s press secretary, Jay Carney, insisted that the White House had nothing to do with approving the trip.

      ‘I guess nothing rhymes with Treasury,’ he quipped.

      ‘Because Treasury offers and gives licenses for travel, as you know, and the White House has nothing to do with it.’

      ‘That is something that Treasury handles. It’s a song. The president did not communicate with Jay-Z over this trip.’

      Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2320424/Beyonce-shocked-outcry-Cuba-trip-calls-beautiful-educational-experience.html#ixzz2SZ30F9ap

      Perhaps Obama should not have joked that JayZ was getting him in trouble

    • canary says:

      Some of the lyrics to JayZ’s new Obama song “Open Letter” are too profane, sacrilegious, and violent to post, but does remind me you know a man by his friends

      Ballin’ ’til they ban us
      You gettin’ too much bread, they try to jam you
      Boy from the hood but got White House clearance
      Sorry y’all, I don’t agree with y’all parents
      Politicians never did shit for me
      Except lie to me, distort history
      Wanna give me jail time and a fine
      Fine, let me commit a real crime

      I might buy a kilo

      Out of spite, I just might flood these streets
      Hear the freedom in my speech

      Except I made millions off it, you f**kin’ dweeb
      I still own the building, I’m still keeping my seat
      Y’all buy that bullshit, you’d better keep y’all receipt

      Y’all gon’ learn today

      [Verse 2]
      Y’all almost want to start a revolution
      You know whenever I’m threatened, I start shooting (BANG!)
      Catch a body, head to Houston
      I’m in Cuba, I love Cubans
      This communist talk is so confusing

      Oh, you gonna learn today
      Where the f**k have you been
      The world’s under new management
      The new role model, f**k this Zoolander shit

  2. GetBackJack says:

    They must be blackmailing Bieber’s people along the lines of … “nice gravy train you got there. be a shame if anything happened to it …

    That, or, they just despise smarmy useless punks who can’t be bothered to pull up their pants.

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