Fox News' Twitter Feed Hacked with False Reports of Obama's Death

Fox News was the latest victim of computer hacking when its Twitter feed showed several false tweets about President Obama's death. As of this writing, the source of the security breach is unclear.

CNET's hacker chart shows a series of recent attacks, which have caused increasing concern about computer security.

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Discussion Starters:

  • The hackers' rationale for breaching Fox News' Twitter feed is this: "We are looking to find information about corporations to assist with antisec [a concerted hacker attack on corporate and government security]. Fox News was selected because we figured their security would be just as much of a joke as their reporting." What do you think of this response? Did the hackers make a funny joke, raise a good point, or present a serious concern?
  • What are the consequences of this breach for the country? For Fox News?