Hacked NYT tweet claims Russia will attack US with missiles

Hacked NYT tweet claims Russia will attack US with missiles

After apparently being hacked, a Twitter account belonging to the New York Times reported that Russia intended to launch a missile attack against the US. The newspaper is investigating the situation.

The gaffe affected the NYT’s video account, @nytvideo, which tweeted out the hoax on Sunday at around 9:40am ET, citing a “leaked statement” from Russian President Vladimir Putin.

This is one of the tweets people are flagging that @nytvideo says an unauthorized user sent pic.twitter.com/TUjVl4jGYo

— newyorkist (@Newyorkist) January 22, 2017

Though the alarming tweet was quickly deleted, others followed that were claimed by the hacker group OurMine, which has previously taken responsibility for hijacking a number of high-profile accounts on social media.

OurMine said it had “re-hacked” the account in order to stem the spread of misinformation after noticing that it had been broken into by a third party. Their messages were eventually deleted too.

The newspaper later confirmed that it had deleted a number of tweets published by @nytvideo “without authorization,” saying it was investigating the situation without elaborating.



Add Comment

all comments

  Other news

more
Trash on the tracks

Trash on the tracks..

22-Apr, 20:18

Up to three trains a week arrive at the Zwentendorf plant. Each carries...

Arthur Collins charged over London nightclub 'acid attack'

Arthur Collins charged over London nightclub 'acid attack'..

23-Apr, 18:23

The boyfriend of The Only Way Is Essex star Ferne McCann has been charged...

Want Nintendo's NES Classic? Better hurry to a Best Buy tomorrow

Want Nintendo's NES Classic? Better hurry to a Best Buy tomorrow..

23-Apr, 19:24

The mini collector's edition NES. Purchases will be limited to one NES...

TOWIE’s Megan McKenna and Pete Wicks REUNITE as star launches brand new Essex restaurant MCK Grill

TOWIE’s Megan McKenna and Pete Wicks REUNITE as star launches brand new Essex restaurant MCK..

23-Apr, 15:18

But now it seems the former couple are attempting to put the past behind...

Father of Tennessee teen: She 'may not be exactly' the person she was prior to alleged abduction

Father of Tennessee teen: She 'may not be exactly' the person she was prior to alleged..

23-Apr, 15:02

The father of the Tennessee teen found more than a month after she was...

Iraqis haunted by war overwhelm mental health facilities

Iraqis haunted by war overwhelm mental health facilities..

10-Apr, 04:10

Six-year-old Mustafa suffers nightmares, cries at the sound of airplanes...

Samsung Galaxy S7: Cutting-Edge Smartphone for the Klutz in Us All

Samsung Galaxy S7: Cutting-Edge Smartphone for the Klutz in Us All..

07-Mar, 00:31

Good looks apparently run in the family. The latest progeny from...

Every Question Episode 3864

Every Question Episode 3864..

17-Feb, 22:28

The following Every Question Episode 3864 English Sub has been released....