New York Post Twitter account hacked, UPI’s also appears compromised
The Twitter account of the New York Post was hacked, and UPI’s was also apparently hit, the latest in a string of attacks that have hit the social media channels of high-profile organizations.
At just before 1pm EST, the first in what appear to be a string of false tweets was sent on the UPI account claiming the U.S. Federal Reserve had declared a banking holiday for later in January.
It was followed by a short series of tweets claiming that Chinese forces had fired an anti-ship missile at the U.S.S. George Washington, and that the U.S. ship had returned fire.
“US Joint Chief of staff: USS George Washington damaged, US navy now engaged in active combat against Chinese vessels in South China sea,” read one tweet.