Hackers apparently broke into the FoxNews.com’s Twitter feed for political news early Monday and used it to announce — falsely — that President Barack Obama had been assassinated.
The secret service declined to comment and there was no reaction from the white house as for now..
The first tweet appeared around 2 a.m. and said: “@BarackObama has just passed. The President is dead. A sad 4th of July, indeed. President Barack Obama is dead.”
The next one, “@BarackObama has just passed. Nearly 45 minutes ago, he was shot twice in the lower pelvic area and in the neck; shooter unknown. Bled out”
It was the latest incident in a series of high-profile global wave of hacking’s over the past few weeks.
“The hacking is being investigated, and FoxNews.com regrets any distress the false tweets may have created.”
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