AP Twitter account hacked; report of White House explosions false
LONDON — Hackers today compromised the main Twitter account of The Associated Press and sent out an erroneous tweet about an attack at the White House.
The tweet, which said that there had been two explosions at the White House and President Barack Obama was injured, came after hackers made repeated attempts to steal the passwords of AP journalists.
HACKED AP TWITTER FEED REPORTS EXPLOSIONS IN WHITE HOUSE, OBAMA INJURED
Early Tuesday afternoon, the verified Twitter account of the Associated Press was hacked. The breaking news tweet (captured below) claimed President Obama had been injured due to “two explosions” in the White House.
The tweet went out to the AP’s 1.9 million followers.
260,000 S&P 500 e-mini contracts traded in the three minutes following the fake AP Tweet. That is ~$20.4 Billion notional value ‘changed hands’. For those with trailing stops, our condolences…
the day – to get a sense of the scale of volume…
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