Hackers have taken over a Twitter account belonging to US broadcaster Fox News and declared President Obama dead. The @foxnewspolitics feed stated: BREAKING NEWS: @BarackObama assassinated, 2 gunshot wounds have proved too much. More than two hours after the malicious postings appeared. A group or individual, calling themselves The Script Kiddies appeared to claim responsibility. Fox News Politics began posting bizarre messages around 07.00 BST on July 4. The first read: Just regained full access to our Twitter and email. Happy 4th. The next posting stated: @BarackObama has just passed. The President is dead. Fox News Politics is one of the Twitter accounts associated with the industry-leading cable news network. BBC