الاثنين، 4 يوليو، 2011

Hackers falsly claim Obama dead in fox twitter feed

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hackers took control of the Twitter account of FoxNews.com's political news feed on Monday and sent several false tweets saying that President Barack Obama had been shot dead.

"Those reports are incorrect, of course, and the president is spending the July 4 holiday with his family," Foxnews.com said in a statement about the incident, the latest in a wave of high-profile cyber security breaches around the world.

"Hackers sent out several malicious and false tweets that President Obama had been assassinated," said the media outlet owned by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp.

"The hacking is being investigated, and FoxNews.com regrets any distress the false tweets may have created," it said.

Obama is celebrating the July 4 Independence holiday with his family at the White House and was due to host military families to watch Fourth of July fireworks in the evening.

There was no immediate reaction from the White House and the Secret Service declined to comment.

The first hacked 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. Near

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