Twitter accounts of New York Post, UPI hacked

In the latest attack on social media accounts of prominent organizations, Twitter accounts of the New York Post and UPI were reportedly hacked.

Washington: In the latest attack on social media accounts of prominent organizations, Twitter accounts of the New York Post and UPI were reportedly hacked.

According to PC World, at just before 1pm EST, the first in what appear to be a string of false tweets was sent on theUPI account claiming the US Federal Reserve had declared a banking holiday for later in January.

Another set of tweets were posted soon after, claiming that Chinese forces had fired an anti-ship missile at the USS George Washington, and that the US ship had returned fire, the report said.

The incident follows the recent cyber attack on the Twitter and YouTube accounts of US Central Command by hackers claiming allegiance to the Islamic State terror group.

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