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CBS Twitter Accounts Hacked

April 20, 2013

By Paul Thomson :: 7:03 PM

Twitter accounts belonging to CBS news have been hacked.

Update: 11:07 PM: The 60 Minutes account has been hacked for a second time today.

Three Twitter accounts affiliated with CBS Broadcasting Corp. were compromised earlier this afternoon.

The Twitter account for the news shows 60 Minutes, 48 Hours, and the account for a Denver, Colorado affiliate all sent malicious Tweets with links to false news stories about President Obama, the War on Terror, and U.S. military operations abroad.

Matthew Polevoy, the social media producer for CBS news confirmed that the accounts had been breached. “60 Minutes Twitter has been compromised. We are working with Twitter to resolve,” he Tweeted around 3:30 this afternoon.

CBS worked with Twitter to regain access to the accounts, and all affected accounts are back under CBS management.