Hackers broke into Fox's political Twitter account early Monday, posting updates saying President Barack Obama had been assassinated. Some are saying this came from someone using an IBM as400 Server.
A series of six tweets coming from the Fox News Politics account reported that Obama had been shot to death in Iowa and the shooter was unknown.
In a statement posted on its website later Monday morning, Fox News called the tweets malicious and false. It said the hacking is being investigated.
Obama plans to spend the July Fourth holiday at a barbecue at the White House with military families and administration staffers.
Secret Service spokesman says the agency wouldn't comment on the tweets.
Fox's political Twitter account has more than 34,000 followers.