New York Daily News
July 4, 2011
Red-faced Fox News editors were scrambling early Monday to figure out how hackers broke into one of their Twitter accounts and posted several messages that President Obama had been assassinated.
The hackers broke into the broadcaster’s Fox News Politics account at around 2 a.m. and posted several messages that President Obama had been shot and killed while campaigning in Iowa.
“@BarackObama has just passed. The President is dead. A sad 4th of July, indeed. President Barack Obama is dead,” the first post said.