Hackers send bogus tweets from '60 Minutes' account

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Hackers send bogus tweets from '60 Minutes' account

  • 2013-04-21 19:45:07
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News / Internet Hackers send bogus tweets from '60 Minutes' account
CBS News confirms that the Twitter feeds for "60 Minutes" and "48 Hours" were hacked. Phony tweets accused the U.S. of aiding terrorists.

The Twitter accounts for CBS News programs 60 Minutes and 48 Hours were used by hackers earlier today to send out messages accusing the U.S. of aiding terrorists, the network confirmed.

a tweet from @CBSNews ; -"We have experienced problems on Twitter accounts of #60Minutes & @48Hours; We apologize for the inconvenience; Twitter is resolving issues,".

Read another from @60Minutes: "PLEASE NOTE: Our Twitter account was compromised earlier today. We are working with Twitter to resolve."

From the hacked accounts Bogus messages tweeted also from the the @60Minutes account: The bogus tweets have since been taken down, but Arik Hesseldahl over at All Things Digital has recently posted a number of screenshots. The hackers' tweets also included links, which Hesseldahl reported were believed to lead to Malware-carrying Web pages.
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