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AP's Twitter account hacked

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Inky_Wretch, Apr 23, 2013.

  1. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    One of the tweets was about explosions at the White House and Obama being injured. It caused the Dow to sharply drop.

  2. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    But they got a hell of a scoop!!!

    More scribbling on the bathroom wall.
  3. Anyone else retweet that? I feel like an idiot, but I didn't even think twice about the AP account potentially being hacked. Lesson learned, I guess.
  4. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Here's the offending Tweet, which was re-tweeted by a huge number of news outlets and journalists before several AP staffers came on and said they'd been hacked.

    @AP account currently suspended.
  5. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    You are right on w that theory, btw.

    Twitter is slightly better than a thousand monkeys banging on a thousand typewriters.
    The thousand monkeys can't make the dow drop 150 in the blink of an eye.
  6. Lugnuts

    Lugnuts Well-Known Member

    That's 2 scary minutes I'll never get back.

    First thing I did was turn on msnbc where Andrea Mitchell's doing her show in front of the White House. You could see people walking around business as usual. That's when I figured it was bullshit.
  7. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    John Kerry just tweeted "I'm in control here."
  8. Bob Cook

    Bob Cook Active Member

    An example of how traders shoot first and ask questions later:

  9. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    I bet their password was password1234.
  10. waterytart

    waterytart Active Member

  11. schiezainc

    schiezainc Well-Known Member

    Actually, their password is bologna1. It used to just be bologna but now they make you use numbers and shit.
  12. Shoeless Joe

    Shoeless Joe Active Member

    AP gets its twitter hacked, other jackwagons retweet false info because being first is more important than being right, Dow plunges, and I lose money. Thanks social media.
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