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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    Andrew Beaujon reported on the media for Poynter from 2012 to 2015. He was previously arts editor at TBD.com and managing editor of Washington City Paper. He's the author of the 2006 book "Body Piercing Saved My Life," about Christian rock and evangelical Christian culture.


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