On Friday, Twitter accounts for both UPI and the New York Post were hacked, BuzzFeed’s Ellie Hall and Nicolás Medina Mora reported.
UPI reported on the attack on Friday.
It started on Twitter, where six fake headlines were posted in about 10 minutes, starting about 1:20 p.m. Some of them were about the Federal Reserve; others contained a false report that the USS George Washington had been attacked.
So it’s not the start of World War III, as Mashable’s Brian Ries reported. Here are five other times that the Twitter accounts of news organizations have been hacked.
On May 6 of last year, four Wall Street Journal Twitter accounts were hacked.
We are aware some of our Twitter accounts may have been compromised. We are looking into it.
— Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) May 6, 2014
On Jan. 23, CNN was hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army. Read more
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