Production problem with Fox News' web page causes concerns about hacking

Production problem with Fox News' web page causes concerns about hacking

Fox News' website took on a strange appearance on Tuesday, displaying a mishmash of old stories and strange headlines, leading to questions as towhether it had been hacked.

However, the cause was an “internal production problem,” according to Fox News' official twitter account, and, after about 20 minutes, the web page returned to normal.

Fox News Chief Digital Officer Jeff Misenti emphasized in a statement that the site was not hacked but altered due to an internal error.

“During routine website maintenance, a home page prototype was accidentally moved to the actual site. As with any mistake in testing, engineers noticed the error and quickly brought the site back to its normal function,” he said.

But, for a small part of Tuesday afternoon, the web site had strange headlines like a drawn-out “Wee,” with the sub-headline “Stuff yo," causing concern on Twitter the site was hacked.

In August, the New York Times web site was hacked.