Sky Twitter account hacked?

HomeNewsSky Twitter account hacked?
@SkyNewsBiz breaks "James Murdoch Arrested"

A tweet caused a storm on Twitter tonight when an official Sky News account tweeted: “BREAKING: James Murdoch arrested over phone-hacking claims. Questioned at Paddington Green police station at 10pm.”

The tweet was retweeted many times, including by many news insiders.. The situation calmed down when Sky News realised what had happened..

Sky’s home affairs correspondent [[Mark White]] was first on the Twitter scene and said: “Just spoken to Met Police. They are not aware of any #phonehacking related arrest. Sky Newsdesk checking where tweet originated from.”

The Sky News Press office later added: “Every indication is that @SkyNewsBiz account was hacked, we are investigating if and how this could have happened.”

The offending tweet has now been removed.

Posted on Sunday 13 November 2011
Tom Macleod Images - Sky News (1)

Presenter Tom Macleod has announced he is leaving Sky News and broadcasting in general for pastures new. Tom – who has been with Sky News since 2014 – said “I’ve had a good time doing the job but there’s no… Read more

Isabel Webster Images - Sky News (1)

Former Sky News presenter Isabel Webster is joining GB News to co-host a weekly news review programme. “GB News is an exciting new voice in the media landscape at what feels like a historic moment for our country,” said Isabel…. Read more

Kay Burley Images - Sky News (18)

Kay Burley will return to Sky News this Monday (7th June) after serving a 6 month suspension. “See you on Monday. Hope you’re as happy as I am to be back,” Kay said. Kay – who joined Sky in 1988… Read more