NBC News’s Twitter Feed Hacked

    The waterfalls are flowing at the National September 11 Memorial, Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011 in New York. Sunday will mark the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

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    Is this supposed to be a joke? Only two days before the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the hacking group Script Kiddies took over NBC News’s Twitter feed and claimed a terrorist attack on Ground Zero. At 5:47 p.m., NBC News tweeted “Breaking News! Ground Zero has just been attacked. Flight 5736 has crashed into the site, suspected hijacking. More as the story develops.” Script Kiddies continued the prank, then tweeting, “This is not a joke” twice before eventually owning up to hacking the feed. MSNBC’s Chuck Todd later confirmed the hacking.

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