If you use the BBC News iPhone app you might have seen a strange message sent today, which looks like a breaking news notification. The BBC has responded to this message and stated on Twitter that this notification was sent in error.
Part of the message said, “There’s no nudity in the latest episode of Game of Thrones”. This alone sounded strange to those that use the BBC News iPhone or iPad app each day, and also to those that watch the Game of Thrones TV series.
You can see a tweet by the BBC Press Office below, and as you can see they quickly released this statement today to explain the notification was a “testing error” and the account hadn’t been hacked.
Re two incorrect @BBCNews push notifications sent earlier. This was result of a testing error. The account has not been hacked.
— BBC Press Office (@bbcpress) June 25, 2014
Did you receive the strange notification today within your BBC News iPhone app? The good news is you don’t need to worry about either the BBC application being hacked, or if your privacy information has been breached.