NBC News' Twitter feed is hijacked for 9/11 hoax

09/12/2011 | MSNBC

NBC News' Twitter feed was hijacked by a group known as "The Script Kiddies" on Friday and used to publish hoax tweets claiming that terrorists had used passenger jetliners to attack ground zero in Manhattan. The FBI launched an investigation into the cyber-attack, which officials said underscored the vulnerability of high-profile Twitter accounts. "The truth is it's relatively easy to get into these accounts," one government official said.

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