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New York Post app sends out "Heil President" alert after hack

NEW YORK -- The New York Post app was hacked on April Fools’ Day, sending out a series of push alert notifications that included “Heil President Donald Trump.”

The Post apologized Saturday night, shortly after its app sent out the alerts. 

“Our push alert notification system was compromised this evening,” the newspaper said in a follow-up alert. “We are working to resolve the issue. Please accept our apologies.” 

The Post also apologized on Twitter:

The messages appeared to be directed at Mr. Trump. One message said, “Open your heart to those you do not understand and listen to all those you fear and look down upon.” 

The alerts even included lyrics from Nirvana’s song “Come As You Are”: “Take your time, hurry up, the choice is yours, but don’t be late.” 

They also mentioned God and salvation, saying, “I speak as an angel in the words of God.”

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The New York Post app was hacked on April Fools’ Day, sending out push alert notifications that included “Heil President Donald Trump.”  CBS News


The Post is owned by Trump-friendly media mogul Rupert Murdoch.