New York - Stocks Briefly Drop, Recover, On Fake AP Bomb Tweet
New York - The stock market briefly dropped, then recovered, after the Associated Press’ Twitter account was hacked and a fake tweet about an attack on the White House was posted.
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.
The AP released the following statement at 1:12 p.m.: “The (at)AP twitter account has been hacked. The tweet about an attack at the White House is false. We will advise more as soon as possible.”
The Dow Jones industrial average fell more than 150 points after the fake Twitter posting, then quickly recovered.
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