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USA Today Twitter account hacked by The Script Kiddies

September 26, 2011
The Twitter account belonging to the USA Today was hacked over the weekend by a group called The Script Kiddies. In tweets posted from the compromised account, the hacktivist group bragged about past hacking feats, and urged users to "like" them on Facebook and vote on who they should infiltrate next. It is unclear how the hackers were able commandeer control of the account. The same group also claimed responsibility earlier this month for hacking the NBC News Twitter account and sending a series of erroneous tweets. In that case, a trojan permitted the takeover.
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