Two days before the 10th anniversary of 9/11, the NBC News Twitter account (@NBCNews) was hacked and false information has been spread about Ground Zero being attacked by Flight 5736.
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
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.
Update 1: The s_kiddies account has been deleted by Twitter, however, the NBC News hacked tweets have not yet been deleted.
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.