• Hackers send fake terror alerts from NBC's Twitter

    A hacker broke into the Twitter account of NBC News and sent out a handful of false tweets about a suspected hijacking and a plane attack at ground zero just days before the tenth anniversary of 9/11.

    Staffers noticed the false tweets at around 6 p.m. Eastern time Friday, contacted Twitter and soon after had the account suspended.
    Host Brian Williams then read a statement on air saying the reports were false.

    A group calling themselves Script Kiddies mentioned themselves in the tweets and appeared to be responsible.
    By about 7 p.m. Eastern, the account was restored and the false tweets removed. NBC is contacting authorities including the New York Police Department and FBI about the incident.
    Comments 3 Comments
    1. duke0102's Avatar
      duke0102 -
      That's not cool.
    1. teflon05's Avatar
      teflon05 -
      They're dumb asses..They're going to have every agency from the NSA to the FBI & CIA coming down on them. Most likely a few kids thinking it would be funny, but not many people have a sense of humor when it comes to terrorism.
    1. cibu's Avatar
      cibu -
      This twitter shit has gone way out of control ... That's why I don't tweet