Fox News Twitter account gets hacked and Tweets President Obama’s Death

By July 4, 2011Media, Radio Media

Fox News Twitter account gets hacked and Tweets President Obama's Death - The Ethical Hacker by Terry CutlerThe Secret Service is stepping in to investigate the recent hacking of Fox News’ political twitter account after messages were posted claiming President Obama had been assassinated.

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ABC News’ Mary Bruce (@marykbruce) Reports:

The Secret Service is stepping in to investigate the recent hacking of Fox News’ political twitter account after messages were posted claiming President Obama had been assassinated.

FoxNews.com alerted the Secret Service to the hacking on Monday and the agency, tasked with protecting the President, is examining the tweets and will conduct the appropriate follow up.

The Fox account was hacked early Monday morning and six tweets were posted reporting that the President had been shot and killed in Iowa. In reality, the President was in Washington yesterday celebrating the Fourth of July at the White House with military families.

Fox later called the messages, which went out to the 34,000 followers of its political twitter account, “false” and “malicious” and said it “regrets any distress” the tweets may have caused.

Fox is also working with Twitter to address the situation. “We will be requesting a detailed investigation from Twitter about how this occurred, and measures to prevent future unauthorized access into FoxNews.com accounts,” Vice President and General Manager of Fox News Digital Jeff Misenti said in a written statement.

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I’m Terry Cutler, the creator of Insider Secrets from an Ethical Hacker on Internet Safety …That’s a system that’s been used to help defend corporations and individuals from cyber threats.
 
I’m a government cleared cybersecurity expert (a Certified Ethical Hacker), and the Vice-President of Cyber at SIRCO, an investigations and protections firm in Montréal, Canada.
 
I’m also a frequent contributor to National & Global media reportage about cyber-crime, spying, security failures, internet scams, and the real social network dangers that families and individuals face every day.
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I’m Terry Cutler, the creator of Insider Secrets from an Ethical Hacker on Internet Safety …That’s a system that’s been used to help defend corporations and individuals from cyber threats.   I’m a government cleared cybersecurity expert (a Certified Ethical Hacker), and the Vice-President of Cyber at SIRCO, an investigations and protections firm in Montréal, Canada.   I’m also a frequent contributor to National & Global media reportage about cyber-crime, spying, security failures, internet scams, and the real social network dangers that families and individuals face every day.

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