Deep breaths, everybody: Obama is OK, AP’s Twitter account hacked
Published: April 23, 2013 12:24PM
Updated: April 23, 2013 12:24PM

The Associated Press says hackers caused false reports of explosions at the White House. The attack on AP’s Twitter account and AP mobile app was preceded by a phishing attempt on AP’s corporate network.

<freeform><script data-hide-title=”true” data-hide-byline=”true” data-hide-footnotes=”true” type=”text/javascript” src=”http://cdn.spundge.com/embed/stories/3063/”></script><noscript><h1>Deep breaths, everybody: Obama is OK</h1><h2>With many Americans still on-edge in the aftermath of the terrorist attack in Boston, a flurry of panic flitted across Twitter — and momentarily tanked the stock market — after a tweet published by the Associated Press' account falsely reported that President Barack Obama had been injured in explosions at the White House. Less than seven minutes later, AP's corporate account posted a tweet explaining that the AP account had been hacked.That is a bogus @ap tweet.— AP CorpComm (@AP_CorpComm) ...</h2><a href=”http://cdn.spundge.com/stories/3063/embedded/” target=”_blank”>View <em>”Deep breaths, everybody: Obama is OK”</em> on Spundge</a></noscript></freeform>