The DOW Jones dropped 160 points after a fake tweet sent out from the Associated Press Twitter account claimed 2 explosions took place at the White House and injured President Obama yesterday. The bogus tweet read: “Breaking: Two Explosions in the White House and Barack Obama is injured.”
Immediately after the tweet went out, the White House and the AP reassured the public that the tweets were fake and that the AP twitter account had been compromised. However, that did not stop the panic that ensued on Wall Street as the DOW plunged 100 points.
An editor with the AP tweeted, “Please ignore AP tweet on explosions, we’ve been hacked.” White House Press Secretary Jay Carney also reassured the public by telling the media: “The President is fine, I was just with him.”
A group called the Syrian Electronic Army has claimed responsibility for the hacking.
The DOW quickly recovered after the incident.
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