Hacked AP Feed's Bogus Bomb Tweet Rattles Stock Market

Law360, New York (April 23, 2013, 5:58 PM EDT) -- A group of Syrian nationalist hackers has claimed responsibility for a bogus tweet from the Associated Press twitter account that sent the stock market tumbling on Tuesday by falsely reporting that President Barack Obama had been injured in multiple bombings at the White House.

The tweet, which went out just after 1 p.m. EDT, caused a temporary dip of nearly 150 points in the Dow Jones Industrial Average and prompted Twitter to suspend AP’s account. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission will be investigating the matter, SEC...
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