NBC News Twitter Feed Hacked; Posts Fake Ground Zero Plane Crash Messages
Update: NBC News Released a statement Friday evening confirming and condemning the hacking of their Twitter account.
The NBC News Twitter feed was hacked shortly before 6:00 p.m. ET Friday and multiple false tweets were broadcast that said a plane had crashed into the Ground Center site.
The “Script Kiddies” took responsibility for the hacking in the last Twitter message before the account was disabled. The Script Kiddies Twitter account appears to have been disabled.
Ryan Osborn, director of social media at NBC News Tweeted “The @NBCNews account has been hacked. Working on it. Please don’t retweet any misinformation.”
Below are the Tweets that were sent by the Script Kiddies:
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