Hackers Hijack Fox Twitter; Tweet Obama Assassinated

While most of America was busy celebrating Independence Day, hackers hijacked Fox News’ Twitter account and posted messages that President Barack Obama had been killed in Iowa while campaigning, according to media reports.

“@BarackObama has just passed. The President is dead. A sad 4th of July, indeed. President Barack Obama is dead,“ the hoaxers tweeted, according to Chicago Sun Times. “We wish @joebiden the best of luck as our new President of the United States. In such a time of madness there's light at the end of the tunnel.“

Hacker group Script Kiddies quickly claimed responsibility for the hack, and a representative told Stony Brook University’s Think magazine Fox News was targeted “because we figured their security would be just as much of a joke as their reporting.”

Fox News later posted a statement on its uncompromised website, saying reports of Obama’s death “are incorrect, of course, and the president is spending the July 4 holiday with his family at the White House.”

The media company said it had alerted the Secret Service, which has declined to comment.



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