Hackers Send Fake Terror Report on NBC Twitter Feed
FBI investigating prank by Script Kiddies
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 10, 2011 6:02 AM CDT
A file photo of NBC's Brian Williams, who announced the hack on the evening news yesterday said the network is working with Twitter.   (AP Photo/Meet The Press, Alex Wong)

(Newser) – The Script Kiddies have struck again: Hackers with the group got into the NBC News Twitter account and sent a series of fake tweets about a terror attack in New York City, reports the Naked Security blog. The FBI is investigating. The first tweet went up yesterday evening: "Breaking News! Ground Zero has just been attacked. Flight 5736 has crashed into the site, suspected hijacking. more as the story develops."

After a few follow-up tweets came another, "NBCNEWS hacked by The Script Kiddies." The group hit Fox News in July in similar fashion, sending out tweets about President Obama getting assassinated. "This is a group that has been around for a few months," Barrett Brown, who has been a spokesman for Anonymous, tells MSNBC. "A lot of them don't like the mainstream media. But they could also just be doing this to get attention and increase their street cred."
 

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