re last nights hack of the Amnesty International blog page - an Amnesty response. #Syria
A blog site belonging to Amnesty International - Livewire http://livewire.amnesty.org/ - was targeted on Monday by hackers who posted fake blog posts, including one that took a strong pro-Syrian government stance.
Amnesty International takes this matter seriously. As soon as we became aware of the security breach, the fake posts were removed and steps have now been taken to secure the security of this part of Amnesty.org.
It should be noted that the site that was hacked is a Wordpress based blog, separate to to the rest of Amnesty International's digital infrastructure. This is a site used by Amnesty International staff to tell human rights stories. It does not carry sensitive data.