Hackers Say President Obama Was Assassinated
Article by George Norman
On 06 Jul 2011
On the 4th of July, when pretty much everyone in the US was celebrating the nation’s 235th anniversary (the US, I should remind you, declared its independency from the British on the 4th of July, 1776), the bad guys were up to no good. And more to the point, they were busy spreading false news about US President Barack Obama.

The bad guys managed to hack into the Twitter account of Fox News’ political team. Then they used the account to tweet that President Barack Obama had been assassinated. As the hackers put it, Barack Obama was shot twice in the pelvic area and in the neck while he was at a Ross’ restaurant in Iowa. The hackers even wished Joe Biden the best of luck as the new US President. You can view the tweets in the photo at the bottom of this article.

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The fake news was posted at about 2AM local time and they were quickly retweeted across the network. Responsibility for the hack has been claimed by a Twitter account calling itself “TheScriptKiddie.” That account has since been suspended.

Fox News said that it regrets any distress the incident may have provoked. It also said that it has reported the incident to the Secret Service, the organization responsible for the president's physical safety, and that it will be requesting a detailed investigation from Twitter about how this occurred and measures to prevent future unauthorized access to its accounts. Later on it was uncovered that Twitter is not responsible for the hack; it was an offsite vector that allowed the hackers to compromise Fox News’ account.

What did President Obama do on the 4th of July if he did not get shot in the pelvic area and the neck? He celebrated the country’s 235th birthday with his family.

Tags: Fox News, Twitter, Security, Barack Obama
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