Reuters Blogging Platform Hacked, False Saudi Blog Posted

By: Reuters

Aug 15 (Reuters) – The blogging platform of the Reuters News website was hacked and a false posting saying Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal had died was illegally posted on a Reuters journalist’s blog, the company said on Wednesday.

“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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