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.
DEF CON is the brains behind the Script Kidds. The group DEF CON is sponsoring a conference in August for U.S. Hackers, those contemptuous anti-social individuals or groups who relish the undermining of various Internet sites. Hackers – misanthropes! — like viruses or mutated life forms that develop in despicable pools of environmental waste, are establishing themselves in modern culture, and seeking to enlist even greater numbers by seeking out the young. The August DEF CON conference aims to teach the children, aged 8 to 16, to launch attacks on websites, and to compromise data.
To understand the underground culture of the youthful hackers, we go back to the days of the wild west, long before the children were born. In those celebrated olden days, the “good guys”, your grandfather may tell you (having watched considerable television way back then) wore white hats; the bad guys, black hats. The DEFCON hackers will tell you they are good guy White Hats, indeed, protecting data and files, but in fact many are Black Hats of the lowest order. The White Hats devise ways to penetrate defenses so as to provide information for perfecting the sites, and removing vulnerabilities; the Black Hats seek profit and fame.
The DEF CON group, which sells and teaches the use of violationg software, will sponsor the conference in Las Vegas on the sixth and seventh of August.
We do note that the Twitter Hackers expressed sadness that the President had been slain.