Official FIFA and Sepp Blatter’s Twitter accounts hacked amidst corruption charges within CONCACAF

Bradley Wint
By: - 22nd Apr 2013
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The Syrian Electronic Army has done it again, this time hacking into both FIFA and Sepp Blatter’s verified Twitter accounts.

This comes days after evidence of corruption within CONCACAF was brought to light at a recent congress meeting held in Panama. The findings were presented by the body’s integrity committee, David Simmons, accusing former CONCACAF heads Jack Warner and Chuck Blazer of carrying out fraudulent activities during their time at the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football.

Those following FIFA and Sepp Blatter‘s Twitter accounts would have seen a barrage of tweets commenting about a ‘meeting’ held to discuss the decision to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup games in Qatar.

They also went on to say that “Sepp Blatter has been investigated for multiple charges of bribery” and that “it was decided that the president Sepp Blatter is to step down due to corruption charges”. For those who don’t actively follow the accounts (like myself), I was actually shocked when I saw some of retweets that Sepp Blatter had decided to step down given the timing of the Jack Warner/Chuck Blazer issue.

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After checking through their profile and Sepp Blatter’s, I realized that both profiles were hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army. Their last tweet on both accounts linked to an article that discussed their hacks into major news agency accounts including the BBC, NPR, and various CBS affiliated programs including 60 Minutes.

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