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Secret Service looking into Fox News hack

by on05 July 2011

Fox them up
The US Secret Service is investigating yesterday’s hacking of a twitter account used by Fox News.

The attackers used the opportunity to tweet messages claiming US President Barack Obama was shot dead by a lone gunman in Iowa.

Secret Service spokesman George Ogilvie said that the agency would conduct an appropriate follow-up of the incident, although at this point it seems like a rather elaborate prank.

The hackers, who purportedly have ties with Anonymous, claim they chose to attack Fox because they were searching for information that could help with antisec efforts.

“Fox News was selected because we figured their security would be just as much of a joke as their reporting," the hackers said.

More here.


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