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AP Twitter account hacked, causes stock market crash

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 23 Apr 2013 14:04 User comments (6)

AP Twitter account hacked, causes stock market crash Hackers caused a mini stock market "flash crash" this afternoon after sending a bogus tweet from a hacked Associated Press (AP) Twitter account.
The tweet, posted below, read that there were explosions at the White House and President Barack Obama had been injured. The account was quickly shut down, but the damage had been done.

U.S. markets, including the Dow Jones and S&P 500 fell 1 percent in one minute before rebounding.

White House spokesperson Jay Carney quickly dismissed the story by saying the President was doing just fine. The AP has had all of its Twitter accounts suspended.

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6 user comments

123.4.2013 17:25

Idiots. Dumb little prank like this isn't funny.

223.4.2013 20:31

Just goes to show the markets are senseless.

324.4.2013 5:53

Originally posted by KillerBug:
Just goes to show the markets are senseless.

Agreed. This world is dumb. Someone please find another one and send me there.

"You know, it seems that quotes on the internet are becoming less and less reliable." -Abraham Lincoln.

426.4.2013 22:30

Stock market has been manipulated by themselves for years - the internet stocks crash of years ago was engineered as is all the ups and downs by the hedge funds its all a conjust like the banks , accountant and politicians.

THe world is a con!!!

527.4.2013 12:55

Yes, it is. The whole stock market should just not exist at all. Companies and countries should have wealth based on what has real value, not for what may have it or not in an uncertain future.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 27 Apr 2013 @ 12:56

"You know, it seems that quotes on the internet are becoming less and less reliable." -Abraham Lincoln.

627.4.2013 12:55

Sorry, duplicate post.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 27 Apr 2013 @ 12:56

"You know, it seems that quotes on the internet are becoming less and less reliable." -Abraham Lincoln.

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