In what seems to be a pretty serious hack Monday morning of the news organizations twitter account @foxnewspolitics, hackers tweeted that President Barack Obama had been shot twice and killed.
The original FOX logo was altered and the text "H4CK3D BY TH3 5CR1PT K1DD3S" added.
The photo below shows the progression of the hoax, first saying the President had been assassinated by two gunshot wounds to the pelvic and neck area and bled out, and later congratulating Vice President Joe Biden in his new role as Commander in Chief.
The hackers said that Obama had been shot at Ross Restaurant in Iowa while on a campaign function, and later tweeted condolences to the country for the assassination that occurred on the fourth of July Holiday.
FOX later responded with a news release indicating they were aware of the problem saying,
“Fox News Twitter feed for political news 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.
The hacking is being investigated, and FoxNews.com regrets any distress the false tweets may have created.”
We can only imagine the initial panic people felt after seeing the original comments and there was, indeed, quite a stir when this news broke.
Note to hackers:
Next time, please try to hack into Sarah Palins account – she needs to be knocked down a couple pegs.
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