Yahoo News’ Twitter account was hacked this afternoon and a fake tweet claiming there was an “Ebola outbreak in Atlanta” was posted, BuzzFeed reported.
The fake tweet posted by hackers said, “BREAKING: EBOLA OUTBREAK IN ATLANTA! Estimated 145 people infected so far since Doctors carrying the disease were flown in from Africa.”
Yahoo News deleted the tweet and tweeted that the original Ebola tweet was “unauthorized” and contained “misinformation.”
Earlier, an unauthorized tweet with misinformation on Ebola was sent from this account; please disregard that tweet.
— Yahoo News (@YahooNews) August 10, 2014