BBC apologise after Twitter account hacked and reports Trump has been shot
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:
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.
@BBCNorthampton Are you drunk BBC Northampton?— John Ryan (@junkelephant) January 21, 2017
@BBCNorthampton wtf— account suspended (@SageYT2) January 21, 2017
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."
Independent News Service