Hackers Make Fools of Fox on the Fourth

A group which, smartly preempting the press, is reportedly going by the name “Script Kiddies”, hacked into the Fox News Twitter account on independence day and posted a number of disturbing messages about President Obama.

The hacked tweets claimed that President Obama had been murdered, prompting concern from the Secret Service. “BREAKING NEWS: President @BarackObama assassinated. 2 gunshot wounds proved too much. It’s a sad 4th for #america. #obamadead RIP,” began the series.

Fox was locked out of its own account and the disturbing messages remained up for several hours. Eventually some poor, hard working techies had to leave their BBQs and remedy the situation.

In recent months high profile hacking attacks have become common, to the point where they make an easy and believable scapegoat for a high profile like Anthony Weiner. But sadly, the incursions are becoming less and less interesting or principled. Read More