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AP hacked announcing White House explosion

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by intradox, Apr 23, 2013.

  1. intradox

    intradox Well-Known Member

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

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    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.

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    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.
     
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  2. Ingenious

    Ingenious Well-Known Member

    Yes, that's pretty serious when the outcome is a crash in the stock market, even if it does recover!
     
  3. Liam W

    Liam W Well-Known Member

    So, the stock market went down a bit. Big deal. (I'm young).
     

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