Saturday, September 10, 2011

Hackers break into NBC Twitter account and post sick messages about bogus terror attack on Ground Zero - 10th Sept 2011

A group of hackers broke into the NBC news Twitter account sending a series of sick tweets about a 9/11-style terror attack on Ground Zero.

'Flight 4782 is not responding, suspected hijacking. One plane just hit Ground Zero site at 5:47. #groundzeroattacked,' the account wrote.

'This is not a joke, Ground Zero has just been attacked,' the account tweeted. 'We’re attempting to get reporters on the scene.'

There was no attack at Ground Zero in Manhattan last night.

A group calling themselves The Script Kiddies claimed responsibility for the tweets, advertising its own Twitter account, which was suspended immediately after the incident.

NBC News condemned the stunt as 'reckless and irresponsible' and apologised for the scare.

A statement read:'The NBC News twitter account was hacked late this afternoon and as a result, false reports of a plane attack on ground zero were sent to @NBCNews followers..

'We are working with Twitter to correct the situation and sincerely apologise for the scare that could have been caused by such a reckless and irresponsible act.' Read More