Fox News Twitter Account Gets Hacked Announcing President Obama’s Assassination

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With instant access to knowledge via technology, it’s easy to get the wrong news. While some  hackers may expose a private tweet or e-mail, others create fake news, like the assassination of the American president. Los Angeles Times reports:

Former Rep. Anthony Weiner falsely said his Twitter account was hacked just before Memorial Day weekend. But over the holiday weekend, it looks like real hackers attacked the @foxnewspolitics verified account, one of several Twitter accounts run by FoxNews.com.

A group calling itself “ScriptKiddies” claimed responsibility for the hack and also declared it has ties to the international hacker collective Anonymous.

The Tweets began appearing just after 2 a.m. ET on Monday, July 4, an hour and date likely calculated to maximize the time the Tweets were up before the account owner noticed or could do anything about it. The fake messages announced the assassination of President Obama during a visit to Iowa, but there were no links to news reports on the incident.

More Tweets detailed the president’s condition and promised the shooter would be found.

The language of the messages did not match normal news style, sounding more like the amateur fiction it turned out to be.

[Continues at Los Angeles Times]

8 Comments on "Fox News Twitter Account Gets Hacked Announcing President Obama’s Assassination"

  1. DeepCough | Jul 5, 2011 at 4:08 pm |

    Always lulz to be had from screwing with Fox News.

  2. DeepCough | Jul 5, 2011 at 12:08 pm |

    Always lulz to be had from screwing with Fox News.

  3. mighty one | Jul 5, 2011 at 4:26 pm |

    yeah son the lulz be coming 

  4. Knew it was a fake…Faux News would have been celebrating the death of Obama, not “mourning” it.

  5. Knew it was a fake…Faux News would have been celebrating the death of Obama, not “mourning” it.

  6. Hadrian999 | Jul 6, 2011 at 7:26 am |

    stop the juvenile pranks i want a hacker collective to steal and publish the undercover protocols of the fbi or a major metro police force

  7. Hadrian999 | Jul 6, 2011 at 3:26 am |

    stop the juvenile pranks i want a hacker collective to steal and publish the undercover protocols of the fbi or a major metro police force

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