[ISN] Iranian media duped by Barack Obama Blackberry hoax

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Wed, 10 Jun 2009 04:38:11 -0500 (CDT)

By Jeni Oppenheimer
09 Jun 2009

A Fox news article announced: "The President's Blackberry has been 

"Cyber terrorist Kasper Hauser has accessed President Barack Obama's 
encrypted Blackberry messages and reprinted them in a new book being 
published by the complicit book publisher Little Brown on June 8, 2009."

Kasper Hauser is in fact the name of a San Francisco-based comedy group.

The article claimed to feature sensitive BlackBerry messages from 
President Obama to Vice President Joe Biden, Secretary of State Hillary 
Clinton, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and even Sarah Palin.

The Iranian news website PressTV.ir believed the article to be true and 
reported that the book was seen as a “breach of national security”.


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