Secret Service Scrambling For Answers Following Fox News Twitter Attacks

The Secret Service and Fox News are investigating a series of attacks early Monday on one of the news network’s Twitter feeds, FoxNewspolitics, in which hackers erroneously said that President Obama had been assassinated in Iowa. The six messages were taken down several hours — around noon today — after they were posted. Fox News Digital General Manager Jeff Misenti says the company has asked Twitter to conduct a “detailed investigation” into the incident and to come up with “measures to prevent future unauthorized access into accounts.” A student newspaper at the State University of New York at Stony Brook said that an anti-corporate group called The Script Kiddies claimed responsibility and may hit Fox News again. Here’s Fox News’ statement about the attacks: (more…)

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