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Monday, July 04, 2011

Hacker Uses Fox Twitter Feed To Falsely Report Obama's Assassination

Hacked Tweets shown below the post.

BBC reports a group or individual by the name of Script Kiddies has claimed responsibility for hacking into two different Fox News' Twitter feeds and falsely reporting that Barack Obama had been assassinated.

From Fox News:'s Twitter feed for political news, FoxNewspolitics, was hacked early Monday morning.

Hackers sent out several malicious and false tweets claiming that President Obama had been assassinated. Those reports are incorrect, of course, and the president is spending the July 4 holiday with his family at the White House. alerted the U.S. Secret Service, which is declining public comment. Jeff Misenti, vice president and general manager of Fox News Digital, said is working with Twitter to address the situation as quickly as possible.

"We will be requesting a detailed investigation from Twitter about how this occurred, and measures to prevent future unauthorized access into accounts," Misenti said

Below are the false tweets by the hackers using the @foxnewspolitics Twitter account:

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