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AP Twitter account hacked in fake ‘White House blasts’ post

Posted By admin On April 24, 2013 @ 4:21 am In Sci Tech | Comments Disabled

BBC [1]
April 24, 2013

The Associated Press has said its Twitter account has been hacked, after the posting of a bogus post about explosions at the White House.

The news agency’s account was suspended and it has advised all tweets should be ignored until further notice.

The false message said: “Breaking: Two Explosions in the White House and Barack Obama is injured.”

US markets were spooked by the tweet; the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 150 points as it was retweeted.

On Tuesday evening, the FBI said it was investigating the incident.

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