/spandiv style="float:right;width:305px;display:inline;font-size:13px;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;line-height:16px;" img src="http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/53839000/jpg/_53839000_foxtwitter1.jpg" width="304" height="171" alt="Fox News twitter feed"span style="width:304px;"Several hours after the comments were posted, they had still not been taken down./span /div div class="story-feature related narrow"Related Stories/div p class="introduction" id="story_continues_1"Hackers have taken over a Twitter account belonging to US broadcaster Fox News and declared President Obama dead./p pThe @foxnewspolitics feed stated: "BREAKING NEWS: @BarackObama assassinated, 2 gunshot wounds have proved too much."/p pMore than two hours after the malicious postings appeared, they had still not been removed./p pA group or individual, calling themselves The Script Kiddies appeared to claim responsibility. /p pFox News Politics began posting bizarre messages around 07.00 BST on July 4./p pThe first read: "Just regained full access to our Twitter and email. Happy 4th."/p pThe next posting stated: "@BarackObama has just passed. The President is dead."/p div style="float:right;width:305px;display:inline;font-size:13px;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;line-height:16px;" img src="http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/53839000/jpg/_53839999_scriptkiddies.jpg" width="304" height="171" alt="Script Kiddies account"span style="width:304px;"The Script Kiddies account was quickly suspended./span /divpFox News Politics is one of the Twitter accounts associated with the industry-leading cable news network./p pIts Twitter account carries the "verified" tick icon, indicating that the feed belongs to the organisation it claims to be./p pIn among the messages about President Obama, a couple of tweets appeared from a user called The Script Kiddies. However, that account was quickly suspended./p pThe phrase "Script Kiddie" is internet slang for an inexperienced person who uses off-the-shelf hacking technology, developed by other people./p pIt is unclear why Fox News has been attacked in this instance. However, the broadcaster's conservative stance has made it unpopular with many Americans./p pFox News is the most watched cable news network in the United States, with its prime time shows attracting almost two million viewers, well ahead of rivals CNN and MSNBC./p pAn attack on another Fox Entertainment Group website, Fox.com was the first confirmed hit by hacker group Lulz Security in May 2011./p pThe now-disbanded organisation stole the personal details of 73,000 applicants for the US version of X Factor./ppThis article is from the a href="http://news.bbc.co.uk" title="Link to BBC News"BBC News website/a. © British Broadcasting Corporation, The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites./p pa href="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/LEjcYu8Db8ULH_zWJ7DFk5E1Pso/0/da"img src="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/LEjcYu8Db8ULH_zWJ7DFk5E1Pso/0/di" border="0" ismap="true"/img/abr/ a href="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/LEjcYu8Db8ULH_zWJ7DFk5E1Pso/1/da"img src="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/LEjcYu8Db8ULH_zWJ7DFk5E1Pso/1/di" border="0" ismap="true"/img/a/pimg src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/BbcNewsTechnologyFullFeed/~4/po10IQcvoGA" height="1" width="1"/