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BBC Northamptonis in hot water after a rogue hacker appeared to take over their verified Twitter account this morning.

The local radio station and website surprised followers when they tweeted:

Breaking News: President Trump is injured in arm by gunfire

This, of course, didn't happen.

People were naturally concerned, confused and some were downright worried. But mostly, people were surprised BBC Northampton was breaking the news.

After a short period of time, the tweet was deleted and replaced with a tweet claiming to be from the group OurMine.

BBC News approached OurMine, asking them if they hacked the Twitter account, they told the broadcaster:

We didn't hack it at the first time. We saw unusual activity on the account and we re-hacked it to make sure if the account was hacked or not, and unfortunately it was hacked.

We just tweeted that someone hacked it.

We never hack anyone for no reason. We are a security group.

That tweet was then replaced with a message from BBC Northampton themselves, reading:

Apologies to anyone who saw an unusual Tweet from our account this morning. We do appear to have been hacked and we are looking into how. MR

In a statement the BBC said

BBC Northampton's Twitter account was hacked this morning.

The tweet was removed quickly, as soon as we realised the situation.

We are investigating and taking steps to ensure this does not happen again.

That's a relief.

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