The DEF CON kids at Script Kiddies scored a major success, if we can view it that way, with announcements at a popular Twitter site this holiday weekend that “Barack Obama has passed; the President is dead.” The shocking while untrue news was released at about 9 AM on the morning of the Fourth of July in a series of unexpected tweets at the FoxNewsPolitics Twitter account.
The reports made the statement that the President of the United States was shot and died in Iowa; the President had been assassinated. They went on to claim that Vice President Joe Biden was now running the country. Contained in the tweets were the symbols,"H4CK3D BY TH3 5CR1PT K1DD3S." The invaders to the site made subtle changes to the Fox logo to aid in their deception.
@ BarackObama has just passed. The President is dead. A sad 4th of July, indeed. President Barack Obama is dead
We wish @joebiden the best of luck as our new President of the United States. In such a time of madness, there's light at the end of tunnel
BREAKING NEWS: President @BarackObama assassinated, 2 gunshot wounds have proved too much. It's a sad 4th for #america. #obamadead RIP
#ObamaDead, it's a sad 4th of July. RT to support the late president's family, and RIP. The shooter will be found
@BarackObama shot twice at a Ross' restaurant in Iowa while campaigning. RIP Obama, best regards to the Obama family.
@BarackObama has just passed. Nearly 45 minutes ago, he was shot twice in the lower pelvic area and in the neck; shooter unknown. Bled out.
@ BarackObama has just passed. The President is dead. A sad 4th of July, indeed. President Barack Obama is dead.
Just regained full access to our Twitter and email. Happy 4th.