Script Kiddies Strike Again!

      Are you interested in being confused about whether the news you get is real or not? Want to get all worked up about something happening only to realize it was just joke? It that’s your cup of tea, then Twitter may be just what you need.

I have a twitter account, most people probably do. I’ll be the first to say that I like the fact that I can news headlines in 140 characters or less and then decide if I really want to read it or not. I also get all sorts of news outlets, like the New York Times and Eyewitness news giving me their top stories in one place. What I don’t like is having to decide whether the information is true or not.

The Script Kiddies are a group that have previously hacked NBC’s twitter account and sent out a bogus tweet about an attack on ground zero. Then, yesterday, they hacked USA today’s twitter and sent out a few taunting tweets. These tweets said things like, “vote for who you want hacked next.” I’m all for social media, but not if it means more work for news organizations to get their work out there. They’re already so strapped for resources, should they really be paying more for a better firewall?

Want to read more about the hackers? Go here: http://news.cnet.com/8301-1009_3-20111422-83/usa-todays-twitter-account-falls-victim-to-hackers/#ixzz1Z3MeuOsQ

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