Fox News’s Politics Twitter feed has apparently been hack by a group identifying themselves as ‘The Script Kiddies’
Hackers, who identified themselves as “The Script Kiddies” and said
they shared the spirit of prominent hacking group Anonymous, used the
account to write: “BREAKING NEWS: President @BarackObama assassinated, 2
gunshot wounds have proved too much. It’s a sad 4th for #america. #obamadead
In another tweet they wrote: “#ObamaDead, it’s a sad 4th of July. RT to
support the late president’s family, and RIP. The shooter will be found”.
The hackers added: “@BarackObama shot twice at a Ross’ restaurant in Iowa
while campaigning. RIP Obama, best regards to the Obama family.”
In a stream of messages sent over several hours beginning at 2am New York
time, the hackers said: “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 tunnel”, and “@BarackObama has just passed. Nearly 45 minutes
ago, he was shot twice in the lower pelvic area and in the neck; shooter
unknown. Bled out”.
The @FoxNewsPolitics account now has more than 34,000 followers, and the
messages have been widely retweeted.
A group calling themselves the “The Script Kiddies” claimed
responsibility and threatened more embarrassment for Fox News in the future.
“I would consider us to be close in relation to Anonymous, 2 of the members of
our group were members of Anonymous. I was a member of Anonymous”, one
alleged hacked told Think,
adding “We hope to be working with them soon.”
The hacker claimed: “Fox News was selected because we figured their security
would be just as much of a joke as their reporting.”
The rogue tweets began after the hackers sent a message saying Fox had just “regained
full access to our Twitter account”. Initially they were directed to
the President’s official Twitter feed, meaning that only users who follow
both @FoxNewsPolitics and @BarackObama could see them.
In a statement on its website, Fox News said “FoxNews.com’s Twitter feed for
political news, FoxNewspolitics, was hacked early Monday morning. The
hacking is being investigated, and FoxNews.com regrets any distress the
false tweets may have created.”