NBC News Twitter Account Hacked

September 10, 2011 Updated Sep 10, 2011 at 12:17 PM EDT

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NBC News Twitter Account Hacked

September 10, 2011 Updated Sep 10, 2011 at 12:17 PM EDT

A group known as the ScriptKiddies hacked the official Twitter feed of NBC News on Friday afternoon and posted hoax tweets about an attack on the World Trade Center site in New York City, according to a story in the Los Angeles Times.

NBC issued a statement in response  to the breach, saying: "The NBC News Twitter account was hacked late this afternoon and as a result, false reports of a plane attack on ground zero were sent to @NBCNews followers. We are working with Twitter to correct the situation and sincerely apologize for the scare that could have been caused by such a reckless and irresponsible act."

See the tweets and read the Los Angeles Times story HERE.