Oregon fire dept. Twitter account 'hacked' by 5-year-old

Oregon fire dept. Twitter account 'hacked' by 5-year-old

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Oregon fire dept. Twitter account 'hacked' by 5-year-old

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by Jeff Thompson, KGW.com Staff

KTVB.COM

Posted on April 25, 2013 at 12:21 PM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 30 at 4:32 AM

FOREST GROVE, Ore. -- After a series of tweets related to "Angry Birds" and "Star Wars" were sent out by the Forest Grove Fire Department Thursday morning, a spokesman said his 5-year-old was to blame.

The first questionable tweet was sent out at 9:21 a.m., and read "Do. Or do not. There is no fly," with the hashtag, #AngryBirdsStarWars.

The next one, sent out immediately afterward, read, "I want to learn the ways of the force and become a Jedi like my father. Chirp!"

The tweets were removed by 10:30, and replaced with an explanation:

 

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