Threat Management, Vulnerability Management

Secret Service probing Fox Twitter hack

The U.S. Secret Service is investigating the compromise of the the Twitter account belonging to Fox News Politics, which was used to post a number of fake tweets reporting that President Obama had been assassinated, an agency spokesman told A hacking group known as The Script Kiddies, an offshoot of Anonymous, has claimed responsibility for the attack, according to reports. The fraudulent tweets, delivered to some 38,000 followers of @foxnewspolitics during the early morning hours EST on Monday, have since been removed from the feed. It is unclear how the hackers got access to the account.

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