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Title: Obama dead ! Fox news tweets ...
Post by: mac5k on July 04, 2011, 09:15:55 AM
Fox News Tweets 'Obama Is Dead', Hackers Responsible


The Twitter account of US based Fox News was hijacked by a hacker group on Monday, and for several hours multiple fake news reports kept appearing via the account, including some about US President Obama’s death.

Apparently, the hacker collective "Script Kiddies” breached the Fox News Twitter account and managed to post the numerous “tweets”, bearing its own logo.

"Fox news politics hacked by the scrip tkiddies! http://t.co/6yZDcTS (http://t.co/6yZDcTS) more embarrassment for FoxNews is imitate," a Twitter message bearing the Fox News logo read before it was finally removed.

“Script Kiddie” members also offered their support to the AntiSec campaign, a movement initiated by the infamous hacktivist group Anonymous with the view to attacking the cyber-infrastructure of various world governments and leaking any data they get their hands on.

"(To) AnonymousIRC TheScriptKiddies would love to assist with #antisec in anyway you need assistance," one more tweet read. However, the message was removed a little later.

Shortly after, Fox News announced that it had regained full access to the Twitter account and the associated email id.

But the troubles did not end there for the news outfit, as Script Kiddiies struck back and started posting more “tweets” using Fox News’ own logo.

"@BarackObama has just passed. The President is dead. A sad 4th of July, indeed. President Barack Obama is dead," one tweet read.

Title: Re: Obama dead ! Fox news tweets ...
Post by: voiceforthesilent on July 04, 2011, 09:57:57 AM
Thank you for sharing this with us. I wonder if those hackers know just how much trouble they are in now. It will be interesting to see if the government views this as a threat against Obama.

Why don't they use their brains for good instead of for stupid stuff like this? I'm always baffled by this.

Title: Re: Obama dead ! Fox news tweets ...
Post by: Grace on July 04, 2011, 11:15:27 AM
Who believes in hackers when paid reporters do not even get their news right.

[BBvideo 425,350:3sticzcu]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJXIcVo2zV8[/BBvideo:3sticzcu]

But seriously, are they starting to give him the count now?
This is not irrelevant:

Fox’s Volley With Obama Intensifying
Published: October 11, 2009

Attacking the news media is a time-honored White House tactic but to an unusual degree, the Obama administration has narrowed its sights to one specific organization, the Fox News Channel, calling it, in essence, part of the political opposition.

“We’re going to treat them the way we would treat an opponent,” said Anita Dunn, the White House communications director, in a telephone interview on Sunday. “As they are undertaking a war against Barack Obama and the White House, we don’t need to pretend that this is the way that legitimate news organizations behave.”

Her comments are only the latest in the volatile exchange between the administration and the top-rated network, which is owned by the News Corporation, controlled by Rupert Murdoch.
Full article here: http://http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/12/business/media/12fox.html
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