Hackers Post Fake White House Explosion

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white-houseA panic-inducing tweet from the AP Tuesday: “Breaking: Two Explosions in the White House and Barack Obama is injured,” sent the Twitterverse into a tailspin.

Luckily, within minutes, multiple sources-including Twitter-had confirmed that the Associated Press’s account had (as suspected) been hacked.

Still, the tweet was enough to spread fear across the nation, as indicated by a sharp 145-point drop in the Dow (which quickly returned to where it was before the scare). While the AP’s Twitter account has been temporarily suspended, the team has confirmed┬áthe hack on their Facebook page. Phew.

{Andy Heller-Matzav.com Newscenter}

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