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Two FIFA Twitter accounts hacked

FIFA President Joseph Blatter
FIFA President Sepp Blatter's Twitter account was hacked on Monday.
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ZURICH (AP)

Two of FIFA's Twitter accounts have been hacked in the latest wave of cyberattacks claimed by Syrian government sympathizers.

A series of corruption allegations were made on the accounts of FIFA President Sepp Blatter and the World Cup.

With FIFA unable to regain control of either account, the media department confirmed by e-mail that they had been hacked, saying: ''We are looking at this issue at the moment.''

The Syrian Electronic Army - hackers sympathetic to Syrian President Bashar Assad - posted messages claiming it had posted the tweets.

The group also recently claimed to have hacked the Twitter accounts of the BBC Arabic service and broadcaster Al-Jazeera.

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