Hackers have gained access to a database of fox.com email accounts and took over the Twitter accounts of two Fox-affiliates Monday night, Mediabistro’s TVSpy reports.
The hackers, who called themselves Lulz Security, posted tweets under the accounts of WFQX in Michigan and KADN in Louisiana. Using its own Twitter account, Lulz Security yesterday began teasing future attacks.
In addition to hijacking the Fox affiliates’ Twitter feeds, Lulz Security hacked into the LinkedIn accounts of at least 16 Fox Broadcasting employees.
A spokesperson from Fox Broadcasting said in a statement the breaches were discovered two weeks ago. The hackers were able to obtain a database file that contained usernames and passwords used to access a Fox extranet site.
TVSpy said WFQX regained control of its Twitter account yesterday and tweeted an apology. KADN, however, has yet to delete the derogatory messages.