One of Fox News’ various Twitter account, @FoxNewsPolitics, was hacked by a group called “Scriptkiddies.” The group sent out false information regarding the shooting death of President Barack Obama.
The tweets have since been deleted from the account and a Fox News representative has promised a full investigation into the hacking. "Scriptkiddies" does not appear to have any connection to more well-known hacking entities like "Anonymous" or "LulzSec".
In addition to just the massively poor taste, I can't help but think that Scriptkiddies wanted to tweak another Murdoch organization given the hacking that Murdoch's "News of the World" is currently being accused of.
A private detective working for Britain's News of the World tabloid hacked into voicemail messages left on the mobile phone of a murdered schoolgirl while police were searching for her, a lawyer for her family said on Monday.
Mark Lewis, of solicitors Taylor Hampton, said police investigating phone hacking by the paper had told the parents of Milly Dowler that their daughter's own phone had been intercepted illegally.
He said the family planned to sue the paper, owned by News International, part of Rupert Murdoch's News Corp .
The disclosure comes days after British government gave its backing for News Corp to buy out British pay-TV group BSkyB, rejected complaints the move would give Murdoch too much power and influence.
The government has announced a final consultation period until July 8 to consider further undertakings to guarantee the editorial independence of BSkyB's Sky News.
Five people have been arrested by detectives investigating assertions that journalists on the News of the World hacked the phones of members of the royal family, politicians, celebrities and sports stars to listen to their voicemail messages.