UPDATE: Perhaps deciding on a different strategy, The Script Kiddies have scrubbed all past mentions of their hack of the Fox News Politics Twitter account and replaced them with alarming and, most importantly, fake accounts of President Obama’s death. The updates have jarred quite a few readers–us included–who saw the news coming from what they believed to be an authentic Fox News source.
By all accounts, the latest round of updates are still the workings of hacker group The Script Kiddies. See our story below for an interview with a representative of the group.
Earlier: Late Sunday night, The Huffington Post reported that Fox News Politics’ Twitter account had been hacked by a group calling itself The Script Kiddies.
Think Magazine was able to conduct an interview with the organization just a few minutes after they blasted several messages out to Fox News Politics’ 33,000 followers.
The hack is just the latest in a long and growing line of media companies that have been subjected to cyber attacks from groups like The Script Kiddies and, more famously, Anonymous and LulzSec.
“I would consider us to be close in relation [to Anonymous], 2 of the members of our group were members of Anonymous,” said a representative of The Script Kiddies, who, for reasons that should be quite clear, asked to remain, yes, anonymous. “I was a member of Anonymous. We hope to be working with them soon.”
The Script Kiddies are looking to join and build upon the efforts of Anonymous and the now-defunct LulzSec in the antisec movement. Corporations and government entities have been prime targets for so-called hacktivist groups looking to uncover and expose information they feel the public has a right to know.
“We are looking to find information about corporations to assist with antisec. Fox News was selected because we figured their security would be just as much of a joke as their reporting,” said the Script Kiddies representative.
The selection of Fox News as a target seems to have less to do with their politics as it does with the fact that they represent corporate America.
“It will be a never ending battle,” said the representative. “The names change from time to time like LulzSec and Anonymous or Script Kiddies. But their will always be a group of people that need to stand up for everyone else and attempt to keep the government in balance with it’s people. Without groups like Anonymous, what is there to prevent corruption?”
By 1:30 am, The Script Kiddies said that Fox News was aware they had been hacked, and at the time of this publishing it remains unclear whether Fox has regained control of its Twitter profile.
But Fox News may not be out of the woods yet. The Script Kiddies suggested that today’s Twitter hack was just the beginning for the News Corp.-owned outlet. “I’ve looked into their security and site defacement does not seem to be an option. Everything else,” said the representative, “is fair game.”