At first, the Internet wasn't sure if the Onion was getting meta, or if hackers were anteing up their attacks.
"Israel denies forging new alliance with Al Qaeda: "We were friends all along, so it can't be new" - IDF Spokesperson"
"UN's Ban Ki Moon condemns Syria for being struck by israel: "It was in the way of Jewish missiles"
"UN retracts report of Syrian chemical weapon use: "Lab tests confirm it is Jihadi body odor"
Messages saying "Syrian Electronic Army Was Here" appeared on the satirical news network's various social media accounts on Facebook and Twitter, as well.
The SEA, which has previously hacked into E! and the Associate Press's social media accounts, claimed responsibility for the attack with this tweet:
The tweets have since been deleted, and the Onion seems to have regained control of its accounts.
Following today’s incident in which the Syrian Electronic Army hacked into The Onion’s Twitter account, sources at America’s Finest News Source confirmed that its Twitter password has been changed to OnionMan77 in order to prevent any future cyber-attacks.