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Reuters blogging platform hacked, false Saudi blog posted

Reuters' blogging platform was hacked on Wednesday and a false report saying Saudi Arabian foreign minister Prince Saud al-Faisal, pictured, had died was illegally posted on a journalist's blog, the company said.

Reuters did not report the false story and the fabricated posting on has been deleted. Reuters had no immediate information on who was behind the hacking.

Last week a Reuters Twitter account was hacked and false tweets about the civil war in Syria were posted. Previously, Reuters disclosed that a blogging platform of its website was compromised and a false posting purporting to carry an interview with a Syrian rebel leader was illegally posted on a journalist’s blog. ■