Fox News Hacked: Tweets "Obama Dead"

| by Mark Berman Opposing Views

Fox News' Twitter account was embarrassingly and disturbingly hacked early Monday morning, with the hackers sending a series of tweets claiming President Obama had been assassinated in Iowa.

The New York Daily News reports the tweets went out at about at 2 am.

Hackers broke into Fox News' politics Twitter account and posted several messages that President Obama had been shot and killed

Of course, Obama was safely tucked into bed at the White House at the time.

Fox News said it is working with Twitter to investigate exactly how this could happen.

"We will be requesting a detailed investigation from Twitter about how this occurred, and measures to prevent future unauthorized access to FoxNews.com accounts," said vice president and senior general manager of Fox News Digital, Jeff Misenti.

The BBC reports that a group of hackers called The Script Kiddies appeared to claim responsibility.