How effective and instant reaction Twitter can create can’t be judged better than this incident when rumor about U.S. president Barack Obama’s assassination was broadcasted through a hacked Twitter account of Fox News. A hacker group, address themselves “Scriptkiddies” has hacked the Fox News’ Twitter accounts and used it to disseminate fake news about the assassination of U.S. president Barack Obama.
The hacker group illegitimately got control over @foxnewspolitics, and bragged about it on several Twitter accounts (which have been suspended). However, they went ahead with a dreadful attempt, post statement that company has re-gained the access of its Twitter accounts from hackers and updates from such account will continue legitimately, to tweet about the a shooting in which U.S. president Obama was fatally wounded.
The news went suspicious as the Fox News primary account does’t address any such issue and can’t afford to neglect such news – had there been any truth in this. Even, while crossing verifying we have noticed none of the other authentic and valuable news sources have any tips about the incident.
We are paying close attention to the development related to this issue and shall get back to you with more updates.