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Hackers tweet fake World Cup bomb scare

AFP | Sunday, Jun 29, 2014

Hackers accessed the Brazilian federal police’s Twitter account on Saturday and posted a message about a supposed bomb threat at the stadium hosting the Brazil-Chile World Cup game.

BRASILIA- Hackers accessed the Brazilian federal police's Twitter account on Saturday and posted a message about a supposed bomb threat at the stadium hosting the Brazil-Chile World Cup game.

The message was posted shortly before the crunch round-of-16 knock-out game at the Mineirao Stadium in the southeastern city of Belo Horizonte.

"The (Twitter) account of the Federal Police was hacked," the agency said in a statement. "The information about a bomb scare at Mineirao Stadium on Saturday afternoon during the Brazil-Chile game was false," it said.

The tweet, which was later removed, read: "The bomb threat at Mineirao was confirmed, the evacuation of the venue is not ruled out."

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