@FoxNewsPolitics Twitter Account Hacked, Sends Out False Tweets About Obama Assassination [UPDATE]

UPDATE II: The Tweets have now been removed. (12:21 p.m. ET)

UPDATE: We reached out to Fox News to understand why the Tweets remain on the feed (as of noon on Monday, July 4th) and were told that Jeff Misenti, vice president and general manager of Fox News Digital, is currently in talks with Twitter to try and suspend the account so that the network can regain access. Says Misenti:

We will be requesting a detailed investigation from Twitter about how this occurred, and measures to prevent future unauthorized access into accounts.

One of Fox News’ various Twitter account, @FoxNewsPolitics, was hacked by a group called “Scriptkiddies.” The group sent out false information regarding the shooting death of President Barack Obama.

The offending Tweets were still up as of posting time (around 9:00 a.m. ET), at which point they were timestamped as being Tweeted out six hours ago:

The group does not seem to be related to either Anonymous or LulzSec, two other hacker groups recently making headlines. has confirmed the hack, adding that they are currently looking into it:

The hacking is being investigated, and regrets any distress the false tweets may have created.

h/t Mashable

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