Hackers Breach Fox News Twitter Account, Tweet Fake Obama Death Notice
At 5 AM EST, hackers busted into Fox News' Twitter account and wrote a series of (obviously false) tweets saying President Obama had been assassinated. An act done by a group calling themselves "Scriptkiddies," the hacker(s) claims tenuous ties to Anonymous, though their style of action and later interview with Think Magazine seems to suggest otherwise. (The interview was
taken down sometime [EDIT: the entire website was knocked offline] before noon EST, which makes sense since the Secret Service is very likely looking for the hackers, and Think's Stony Brook affiliation is too specific not to provide a solid lead.) Some excerpts, via the Guardian:
A representative of the group 'Scriptkiddies' said in an interview with Stony Brook University's Think Magazine: "We are looking to find information about corporations to assist with antisec [a concerted hacker attack on corporate and government security]. Fox News was selected because we figured their security would be just as much of a joke as their reporting."