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AP Twitter Account Hacked In Fake 'White House Blasts' Post

Postby sunnyd » Tue Apr 23, 2013 2:22 pm

Story : http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-21508660




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.







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