Our Twitter account was briefly hacked and we are investigating.
— New York Post (@nypost) January 16, 2015
The New York Post Twitter account was apparently hacked on Friday.
The hacked account sent a series of false tweets on military and economic subjects. The same tweets were also seen on the Twitter account of the wire service UPI.
A separate verified account, @NYPostbiz, owned by the New York Post, acknowledged the hack Friday afternoon.
That account later deleted the acknowledgement and started rolling out suspicious tweets of its own.
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