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Fox News's hacked Twitter feed declares Obama dead
The Guardian ^ | 7/4/11

Posted on 07/04/2011 2:53:54 AM PDT by markomalley

Rogue 4 July tweets on TV news channel's politics service go viral but Fox News is apparently back in control

Fox News has apparently fallen victim to hacking, with its politics Twitter feed repeatedly announcing President Barack Obama had been shot dead.

@foxnewspolitics began tweeting the information to its 33,000 followers at about 2am local time, with the posts rapidly being shared around the internet.

The rogue tweets appeared to begin after the account sent a message saying Fox had just "regained full access to our Twitter account".

The following tweets all related to the supposed death of Obama, with some posts being very specific about the president's injuries.

"@BarackObama has just passed. The President is dead. A sad 4th of July, indeed. President Barack Obama is dead," came the first tweet. The string of messages continued:

"@BarackObama has just passed. Nearly 45 minutes ago, he was shot twice in the lower pelvic area and in the neck; shooter unknown. Bled out", and then: "@BarackObama shot twice at a Ross' restaurant in Iowa while campaigning. RIP Obama, best regards to the Obama family."

Whatever the hoaxer's identity, they do not appear to have been entirely web-savvy. The first three posts revealing the president's death were directed to the @BarackObama Twitter feed, meaning only those following both accounts would have seen the messages.

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Keep it classy folks!

Here are the tweets in question (still haven't been pulled) (image reduced. Click on the image to see it full size):


1 posted on 07/04/2011 2:53:58 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

And this will become fodder for tomorrow’s declaration that tea party conservatives especially are violent and racist...

In any event, a whole lot of people got woken up early this day, and probably won’t get back to bed until tomorrow night. Hope that hacker was dumb enough to not cover their trail and is nailed quickly.


2 posted on 07/04/2011 3:00:33 AM PDT by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: markomalley

How does this happen? With all the supposed security, how do hackers get control of accounts on Twitter and elsewhere?


3 posted on 07/04/2011 3:01:16 AM PDT by MindBender26 (Forget AMEX. Remember your Glock 27: Never Leave Home Without It!)
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To: markomalley

Amatuers. Incompetence of this level means Fox News doesn’t deserve to exist.


4 posted on 07/04/2011 3:02:55 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: markomalley

Good grief! What is this hacker trying to do, start a national incident?


5 posted on 07/04/2011 3:08:35 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: markomalley

And the hacked messages are still online on Twitter!


6 posted on 07/04/2011 3:09:54 AM PDT by wolficatZ (Somebody once wrote "Revenge is a dish that has to be eaten cold".)
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To: wolficatZ
And the hacked messages are still online on Twitter!

That, to me, is the most bizzare detail.

7 posted on 07/04/2011 3:10:43 AM PDT by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good-Pope Leo XIII)
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To: kingu

This could be taken as a threat to the President.
I imagine it will be scrutenized pretty closely.
Astronomically stupid thing to do.


8 posted on 07/04/2011 3:11:17 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: kingu

Yes, I thought when I first saw this thread, I thought I was going to spit my first morning cup of coffee.


9 posted on 07/04/2011 3:12:27 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: tet68

Have the riots started yet


10 posted on 07/04/2011 3:14:36 AM PDT by TLEIBY308 (Keep yer powder dry and watch yer top Knot.)
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To: tet68

You got that right, this will be viewed as a threat to the President. With this country badly divided as it is, this is the LAST THING the conservatives NEED right now.


11 posted on 07/04/2011 3:14:45 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: MindBender26; 444Flyer; null and void; Armaggedon
How does this happen? With all the supposed security, how do hackers get control of accounts on Twitter and elsewhere?

Seal falling off of podium, seal flying off the beastmobile, beastmobile running aground at embassy in Ireland, rats, flies, storms, volcanoes, and now twitter chatter about Obama falling...

The usurper sure is an omen generator.

12 posted on 07/04/2011 3:15:36 AM PDT by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: kingu

Why in the world would Tea Partyers get the blame for this??

I tgought Twitter accounts couldn’t be hacked?? Weiner said his was and evryone said it was impossible.


13 posted on 07/04/2011 3:15:46 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion is the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: markomalley

Surprised. That could get Twitter into trouble as well as FoxNews.


14 posted on 07/04/2011 3:16:16 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: markomalley

You can be sure Baraq Sheik Obomba and his posse orchestrated this. They want to shut down opposition news outlets once and for all, just like Hitler and Stalin did.


15 posted on 07/04/2011 3:17:42 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their President is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: Ann Archy

I’m not familiar with Twitter, how could it be hacked?
Someone inside? This could have repercussions.


16 posted on 07/04/2011 3:20:43 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: tet68

Well, Fox is FULL of LIBERALS!!!


17 posted on 07/04/2011 3:22:37 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion is the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Fresh Wind

Obviously there is need for more controls! /s


18 posted on 07/04/2011 3:22:37 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: markomalley

The staff at Foxnews is asleep at the wheel, it’s called being slack!


19 posted on 07/04/2011 3:23:14 AM PDT by wolficatZ (Somebody once wrote "Revenge is a dish that has to be eaten cold".)
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To: Ann Archy

No, I think people said HIS wasn’t hacked- that the facts didn’t add up to a hack in Weiner’s case, not that it was not possible in general.


20 posted on 07/04/2011 3:25:27 AM PDT by PghBaldy (War Powers Res: http://avalon.law.yale.edu/20th_century/warpower.asp)
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To: markomalley
Ohhh Good lord almighty. That is the LAST thing this country needs. The would represent (facilitate) absolute civil war and major US cities would be burnt to the ground. Take that to the bank, national guard in the streets and civil liberties suspended by an irate President Joe Biden.

No.

This man must be removed as of the first Tuesday of November 2012 and finally out and disgraced, the following January on beautiful day as the new Republican President takes over.

21 posted on 07/04/2011 3:25:35 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Herman Cain still one of my top choices; but Michele Bachmann handles intel & foreign policy well!)
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To: markomalley
Who ever the hacker is, I suspect someone of authority will be knocking at his door very very soon..!
23 posted on 07/04/2011 3:27:13 AM PDT by Las Vegas Dave ("Getting freepers to all agree, is like herding cats!")
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To: Las Vegas Dave

To do what? Hand him his paycheck?


24 posted on 07/04/2011 3:28:14 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their President is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: Las Vegas Dave

How long before MSM picks this up and runs with it?


25 posted on 07/04/2011 3:30:14 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: tet68

Nothing could be more stupid. I spent much of my afternoon watching Ken Burns’ Civil War on the upstate NY PBS station. It would be a real disaster should anything happen to the President.


26 posted on 07/04/2011 3:31:01 AM PDT by proud American in Canada (To paraphrase Sarah Palin: "I love when the liberals get all wee-wee'd up.")
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To: markomalley
It's an Aluminati conspiracy! Right under our noses!


27 posted on 07/04/2011 3:31:52 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist (It is necessary that a person be born of a father who is a citizen; ~Vattel's Law of Nations)
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To: markomalley

The real question is whether they will blame this on Sarah Palin or Michele Bachmann?


28 posted on 07/04/2011 3:31:53 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their President is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: tet68

Hahahaha, scooped by the Guardian too.
I’ll bet news editors across the nation are
scrambling like chihuahuas on a waxed floor.


29 posted on 07/04/2011 3:32:56 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Biggirl

I smell a Soros.


30 posted on 07/04/2011 3:35:41 AM PDT by Bluebird Singing
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To: Biggirl

Maybe it’s a set-up to get them off the air.


31 posted on 07/04/2011 3:36:44 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: AmericanInTokyo
President Joe Biden.

Now that is a scary looking sentence is it not?
32 posted on 07/04/2011 3:37:08 AM PDT by GQuagmire ('Don't Piss The Lady Off')
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Ohhh Good lord almighty. That is the LAST thing this country needs. The would represent (facilitate) absolute civil war and major US cities would be burnt to the ground. Take that to the bank, national guard in the streets and civil liberties suspended by an irate President Joe Biden.”

________________________________________________

you’re absolutely right.


33 posted on 07/04/2011 3:38:41 AM PDT by proud American in Canada (To paraphrase Sarah Palin: "I love when the liberals get all wee-wee'd up.")
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To: AmericanInTokyo

I remember at a two day evenings of retreat by this visiting charastmatic preacher late summer of last year, he said that if Obama was ever taken down in a violent manner, it would be the start of a civil war in the cities in his teaching. What you posted brought memories of that conference.


34 posted on 07/04/2011 3:41:01 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Biggirl

Still nothing on CNN.


35 posted on 07/04/2011 3:42:15 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: GQuagmire
Not as bad as, say, "President Barack Hussein Obama."

But YES, it is indeed terrifying.

36 posted on 07/04/2011 3:43:13 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Herman Cain still one of my top choices; but Michele Bachmann handles intel & foreign policy well!)
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To: Bluebird Singing

Me too!


37 posted on 07/04/2011 3:43:32 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: GQuagmire

>> President Joe Biden.

> Now that is a scary looking sentence is it not?

Not half as scary as President Barack Obama.


38 posted on 07/04/2011 3:46:33 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (2012 is the opportunity to get rid of Obama and his Empire of Lies.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

From Geek.com

For the past few hours the hacking group Scriptkiddies has been in control of Fox’s News Politics Twitter account.


39 posted on 07/04/2011 3:47:02 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

And believe me, it will not just only be the gangbangers who would riot.


40 posted on 07/04/2011 3:47:10 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Biggirl

I don’t know about riots but this could blow back on
the hackers bad.


41 posted on 07/04/2011 3:49:20 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: tet68

Look for the hacker(s) to get a “friendly visit” from the secret service.


42 posted on 07/04/2011 3:49:24 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: rawcatslyentist
>>> It's an Aluminati conspiracy! Right under our noses!

And who else could have arranged that but the chief Aluminati itself.


43 posted on 07/04/2011 3:51:35 AM PDT by tlb
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To: kingu

dittos......


44 posted on 07/04/2011 3:52:34 AM PDT by rambo316
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To: kingu

dittos......


45 posted on 07/04/2011 3:52:45 AM PDT by rambo316
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To: rawcatslyentist

Duuude. It’s, like, playing an album backwards but with, like, a can.

“O is ded.” Eerie.


46 posted on 07/04/2011 3:57:10 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: RegulatorCountry

Yeah, backwards it’s, Biden is prez, Biden is prez...


47 posted on 07/04/2011 3:58:45 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: markomalley

Well you know this has to come from hackers for Media Matters or such. Just a way to hurt FOX who they have mounted a major campaign against.


48 posted on 07/04/2011 3:59:09 AM PDT by dforest
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To: indylindy

That’s the first thing I thought.


49 posted on 07/04/2011 3:59:41 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: Biggirl

No kids, it’s called terrorism...


50 posted on 07/04/2011 4:02:09 AM PDT by Rumplemeyer
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