One of The New York Times' Twitter accounts was hacked Sunday morning and tweeted about a Russian missile launch that never actually happened.
The since-deleted tweets from @NYTvideo claimed news of the attack came from a "leaked statement" by Russian President Vladimir Putin.
More tweets claimed to be from OurMine, a hacking group that has hacked many prestigious accounts, including Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey's @Jack, to advertise cybersecurity services, CNN reports.
We deleted a series of tweets published from this account earlier today without our authorization. We are investigating the situation.— New York Times Video (@nytvideo) January 22, 2017
The Times said it was investigating the situation.
One tweet read: ""Message from OurMine: We detected unusual activity on the account and we re-hacked it to make sure if the account is hacked or not."
Another OurMine tweet claimed the hacker was the same person who spread a hoax that Britney Spears had died in December.
@NYTVideo has 259,000 followers.
The Hill captured how the tweets looked before they were deleted.