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Secret Service Probing Fox 'Obama Dead' Tweets

'Script Kiddies' claim responsibility for Fox hack
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 5, 2011 1:41 AM CDT

(Newser) – The Secret Service is investigating yesterday's President Obama assassination hoax by hackers on Fox News' political Twitter account, reports the Los Angeles Times. The agency plans to look into the postings that claimed the president had been shot at a restaurant in Iowa, and "conduct the appropriate follow-up." A representative from a hacking collective called Script Kiddies says the group was behind the hoax.

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"Fox News was selected because we figured their security would be just as much of a joke as their reporting," the spokesman told Stony Brook University's Think magazine. Fox and other corporations, he says, will be seeing more of the Script Kiddies. “I’ve looked into their security and site defacement does not seem to be an option. Everything else is fair game," warned the representative. (Read more President Obama stories.)

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