ABC News says Twitter accounts were hacked, sent out profanity-filled messages

ABC News ‘GMA’ Twitter feeds hacked

ABC News ‘GMA’ Twitter feeds hacked

ABC News said three of its Twitter accounts were hacked Thursday morning, sending out profanity-filled tweets to its millions of followers. "We're working on resolving the problem", the PR account for ABC News tweeted.

Jaclyn DeAugustino, a morning traffic anchor at WCPO, an ABC station in Cincinnati, saw the "we are totally russian hackers but we love @POTUS @realdonaldtrump" tweet.

It's not immediately obvious how the attackers managed to penetrate ABC News' Twitter account.

Another fake tweet claimed that rapper Tyler the Creator died in a bus accident.

Numerous tweets praised President Trump.

And ABC News even tweeted that its own news was "wack".

The official Twitter handles of ABC News and Good Morning America were hacked on Thursday.

Numerous tweets were in Turkish and included references to Nazism. ABC quickly regained control, deleted the fake tweets and issued a statement.

Tweets and retweets of both the handles were promptly deleted.

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