One of the Fox News Channel’s official twitter accounts @foxnewspolitics was hacked early this morning. As soon as hackers took control of the account they proceeded to start tweeting malicious and fake news including the news that the President had been assassinated, which of course is not true.
Fox News alerted the Secret Service about the hack and tweets however the Secret Service is making no comment. Fox News Vice President and General Manager of Fox Digital and FoxNews.com said that they are working with twitter to discover the route of the hack.
“We will be requesting a detailed investigation from Twitter about how this occurred, and measures to prevent future unauthorized access into FoxNews.com accounts,” Misenti said.
Although it’s pretty obvious that someone responsible for Fox News’ Twitter accounts compromised the password for that account or possibly left a device with open access to that twitter account laying around.
It doesn’t appear to be a mass organized hack as those that Anonymous and Lulzsec have recently taken responsibility for.