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Fox News Tweets Fake Obama Assassination News

Hackers break into Fox News’ twitter account and send fake news about the president’s assassination
By: David Shear
Published: July 4th, 2011 in News » World
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Hackers have recently been successful in targeting some very large organizations
Four tweets send on the @foxnewspolitics account about Obama's assassination
Earlier today Fox News’ twitter account was hacked by a group calling themselves Scriptkiddies, and used to send false news that U.S. President Obama has been assassinated.

The original tweet sent said:

“@BarackObama shot twice at a Ross’ restaurant in Iowa while campaigning. RIP Obama, best regards to the Obama family.”

They then followed it up with:

“#ObamaDead, it’s a sad 4th of July. RT to support the late president’s family, and RIP. The shooter will be found”

The group had bragged about taking control over the @foxnewspolitics account on several Twitter accounts.

Over the last few months Hackers have been on bragging missions, trying to our do each other. First the Sony Online network was hacked, costing Sony billions in revenue, followed by the CIA, U.S. Senate, Nintendo, and Apple being hacked. The group taking responsibility for this hacking seems to be a new player in the hacking race.

The @foxnewpolitics twitter account has now been removed. No news if it will return after an investigation into the hacking.

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