The Fox News Website appears to have been hacked, that or the world is dealing with a Zombie outbreak. apparently some people visiting the website of the news agency are seeing several false stories, including one that warned of a “World Zombie Day To Bring Out The Living Dead.” No group appears to have taken responsibility for the hack at this point.
The problems with the Fox News hack were picked up by Business Insider reporter Steve Kovach this afternoon. The web site contains a number of other stories that appear to be planted or altered beyond reason. The main headline on the page reads “WEEEEEEEEEEEE” until the Fox News Website refuses to show more text, and the subtitle reads “Stuff Yo.”
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Fox News hacked
Of all of the hacks that have hit news agencies in the last couple of years, this appears to be the most harmless. The Fox New Website hack is not likely to trick anybody, and it contains very little in the way of satire, or anything of any meaning. Breaking news alerts at the top of the site link to a June story about Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) and a July story about soldier deaths in Afghanistan.
Fox News has not yet revealed anything about the source of the alteration to their site, nor has the company said when it expects the website to return to health. Unlike the hacked Associated Press hack that announced Barack Obama’s injury in an explosion some months ago, today’s fox website hack has had no noticeable effect on the market.
UPDATE 7:05PM EST: ValueWalk has received the following statement from FOX News
During routine website maintenance, a home page prototype was accidently moved to the actual site. As with any mistake in testing, engineers noticed the error and quickly brought the site back to its normal function.
Jeff Misenti, Chief Digital Officer