Another hacking incident today, and this time it went beyond a compromised Twitter account; the hackers posted something on the UPI homepage: UPI Website, Twitter Account Hacked.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 (UPI) — United Press International’s website and Twitter account were hacked Friday afternoon, with someone attempting to publish false stories.
It started on Twitter, where six fake headlines were posted in about 10 minutes, starting about 1:20 p.m. Some of them were about the Federal Reserve; others contained a false report that the USS George Washington had been attacked.
I happened to have one of these tweets open, and grabbed this screenshot because I knew it wouldn’t last long:
At the same time, the New York Post Twitter account was also compromised; here’s a screenshot of what appeared in their timeline: