AP hacked announcing White House explosion


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Earlier today the AP's twitter account was "hacked" and posted the following tweet:

The stock market then took a nice 1% nose dive and readjusted itself once the hack was announced. I would assume someone made a nice couple million from the whole ordeal if in fact it was a hack.

I feel this may become more common if twitter does not implement 2-step authentication for large twitter accounts. AP and other twitter news sources have a lot of sway with such large audiences and those with malice intent could try to make a quick $ from spreading false information about news or even other companies.