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05 July 2011 :: 14:07:04 pm 55859

Fox News hacker tweets Obama dead

Hackers have taken over a Twitter account belonging to US broadcaster Fox News and declared President Obama dead
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The @foxnewspolitics feed stated: “BREAKING NEWS: @BarackObama assassinated, 2 gunshot wounds have proved too much.”

More than two hours after the malicious postings appeared, they had still not been removed.

A group or individual, calling themselves The Script Kiddies appeared to claim responsibility.

Fox News said it was investigating the posts.

The bizarre messages began appearing around 07.00 BST on July 4.

The first read: “Just regained full access to our Twitter and email. Happy 4th.”

The next posting stated: “@BarackObama has just passed. The President is dead.”
Fox News Politics is one of the Twitter accounts associated with the industry-leading cable news network.

Its Twitter account carries the “verified” tick icon, indicating that the feed belongs to the organisation it claims to be.

In a statement, Jeff Misenti, vice president and general manager of Fox News Digital said: “We will be requesting a detailed investigation from Twitter about how this occurred, and measures to prevent future unauthorized access into FoxNews.com accounts.”

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