Friday 20 October 2017

BBC apologise after Twitter account hacked and reports Trump has been shot

Donald Trump. picture: Getty
Donald Trump. picture: Getty
Ivanka Trump (L) and Donald Trump, Jr. arrive on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., U.S. January 20, 2017. REUTERS\Win McNamee\Pool
Melania Trump arrives on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. In today's inauguration ceremony Donald J. Trump becomes the 45th president of the United States. REUTERS/Win McNamee/Pool
U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump attend the Freedom Ball in honor of his inauguration in Washington, U.S. January 20, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U.S. President Donald Trump introduces first lady Melania Trump at the Freedom Ball in honor of his inauguration in Washington, U.S. January 20, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump, with Vice President Mike Pence and his wife and the Trump family, attend the Freedom Ball in honor of his inauguration in Washington, U.S. January 20, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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U.S. President Donald Trump and his wife first lady Melania Trump arrive at his "Liberty" Inaugural Ball in Washington, DC January 20, 2016. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
U.S. President Donald Trump introduces his wife, first lady Melania Trump, as they arrive at the Inauguration Freedom Ball in Washington, U.S., January 20, 2017. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive at the Inauguration Freedom Ball in Washington, U.S., January 20, 2017. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
Ivanka Trump dances with her husband Jared Kushner at U.S. President Donald Trump's "Liberty" Inaugural Ball in Washington, DC January 20, 2016. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Josh Withey

BBC Northampton is in hot water after a rogue hacker appeared to take over their verified Twitter account this morning.

The local radio station and website surprised followers when they tweeted:

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This, of course, didn't happen.

People were naturally concerned, confused and some were downright worried. But mostly, people were surprised BBC Northampton was breaking the news.



That tweet was then replaced with a message from BBC Northampton themselves, reading:

"Apologies to anyone who saw an unusual Tweet from our account this morning. We do appear to have been hacked and we are looking into how. MR"

In a statement the BBC said: "BBC Northampton's Twitter account was hacked this morning.

"The tweet was removed quickly, as soon as we realised the situation.

"We are investigating and taking steps to ensure this does not happen again."

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