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NBC News Twitter Account Hacked and spreading fake News of 9/11 Ground Zero attack

Hackers named as "Script Kiddies" hacked the NBC News Twitter Account and posted messages claiming that there has been a terrorist attack at Ground Zero in New York.

The bogus messages claimed that Flight 4782 has been hijacked and another plane crashed into the site where the Twin Towers collapsed ten years ago.



NBCNews's Digital Officer Vivian Schiller tweeted confirming that their official account had been hacked, and asked followers not to retweet any of the offending messages.

In a subsequent message, Schiller confirmed that NBCNews was "working with Twitter to correct the problem and sincerely apologize for the scare that could have been caused by a such a reckless and irresponsible act."

The same group previously hijacked and defaced Pfizer's Facebook page and broke into the Fox News Politics Twitter account to post a bogus announcement about the death of Barack Obama.

It is unclear what method hackers used for breaching into this famous twitter account. Hacker group might used one of the following method:
  • Phishing
  • Dictionary Attack on password
  • Spyware
  • Less secure Password
  • Same password in multiple sites.
  • etc...
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