AP’s Twitter account hacked

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Yet another news org gets hacked:

Two AP accounts quickly tweeted that the tweet was fake, and on its Facebook page, AP asked people to “not respond to news posted [on its Twitter account] in the last 20 minutes.”




The Dow plunged after the tweet, then recovered quickly. “It makes you wonder if there isn’t a profit-making opportunity out there in the realm of Twitter hacks,” Matthew Yglesias writes.

The Syrian Electronic Army, which took credit for a recent hack of NPR’s website, has claimed credit for this attack:


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  • thx2600

    If anything, the fake tweet is proof that news writing is a skill. No reporter worth a crap would have written such a ridiculous sentence.