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article imageYahoo News hacker tweets about Ebola outbreak in Atlanta

By Walter McDaniel     Aug 11, 2014 in Technology
Some Yahoo News users panicked after hearing about an Ebola outbreak in Atlanta. Apparently a hacker got into a major Twitter account for the company and sent this information out as a joke.
Hackers likely chose to send out a tweet about "145 people infected" in Atlanta since this was where some of the infected care workers were flown to.
Twitter users jumped on the news despite it later being proven untrue. You can look at some of the tweets that are still up about it. Managers at Yahoo News later took it down with a disclaimer about the false accusation.
Even major news sites are vulnerable to hackers, as we saw with CNN. Syrian cyber-criminals got into their system and spread information about the United States falling into chaos. Syrian Electric Army attackers also did the same thing to the New York Times.
As for being scared of Ebola in North America, do not be. Multiple articles on here have already confirmed cures and infected workers have improved with the use of new drugs. Unfortunately people still read shock sites with reports about Ebola going airborne which were proven false years ago.
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