NBC News Twitter Account Hacked – Posts False Ground Zero Tweets
By on September 9th, 2011

Two days before the 10th anniversary of 9/11, the NBC News account (@NBCNews) was hacked and false information has been spread about Ground Zero being attacked by Flight 5736.

NBC News Twitter Account Hacked

The account seemed to be hacked around 15 minutes ago and tweeted 2 Ground Zero attacks tweets and also changed the DP in one of the tweets. The fourth Tweet said that

NBCNEWS hacked by The Script Kiddies. Follow them at @s_kiddies!

This is definitely sick and scary at the same time. Hopefully, the people behind this stupidity will have some more sense. The folks behind NBC are aware of the issue and are fixing it. We have reached out to them for more information.

Story developing..

Update 1: The s_kiddies account has been deleted by Twitter, however, the NBC News hacked tweets have not yet been deleted.

NBC News Hacked Twitter Description

Update 2: The hackers have now updated the description and URL of the NBC News account.

Update 3: Twitter has suspended the @NBCNews account for now. Ryan Osborn, the directory of Social Media at NBC has tweeted that NBC are aware of the issue and are working to resolve it.

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