Hackers Send Fake Ground Zero Attack Terror Tweets From NBC’s Twitter

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Brazen hackers were able to briefly take over NBC News’ Twitter feed on Friday, sending out false reports of a plane attack on the World Trade Center site.

A group calling itself “The Script Kiddies” apparently hacked the account and posted the following messages:

“Breaking News! Ground Zero has just been attacked. Flight 5736 has crashed into the site, suspected hijacking. more as the story develops.”

“Flight 4782 is not responding, suspected hijacking. One plane just hit Ground Zero site at 5:47 . #groundzeroattacked”

“This is not a joke. Ground Zero has just been attacked. We’re attempting to get reporters to the scene. #groundzeroattacked”

The group eventually admitted that it had infiltrated the account. NBC has since been able to remove the fabricated tweets from its account.

In a statement, the network called the hacking “reckless and irresponsible.”  NBC is also contacting the NYPD and the FBI regarding the incident.

Share your thoughts on this story in the comments section below…

  • Meme Meyagi

    there are 7 million mooslime terrorists inside usa, what is being done about it?

  • Bill

    Total disrespect for those lost, their families, friends and the all good Americans. Lock them up they have no regard for life!

  • lorraine

    How disrespectful and sad, little POS. Wish their parents had done a better job. Looking forward to the law setting this right! As a lower Manhattan survivor, I hope they rot in hell.

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