Hackers, whose identity remain unknown , hacked on Tuesday the Twitter account from Associated Press (AP) and sent a fake Tweet about two explosions in the White House which agitated the U.S. stock markets.
After the publication of the false tweets, AP Twitter account was suspended. The news organization said that the issuance of the text took place once hackers made repeated attempts to steal passwords from AP journalists
Paul Colford, AP spokesman, told Reuters that the message saying that President Barack Obama was injured was also false, however he gave no more details in this regard.
The false report caused the S&P 500 index and the Dow Jones industrial to register a strong but brief decline on the New York Stock Exchange, but it recovered later.
This hack is the most recent, following a series of episodes that have involved media organizations, for example last Saturday were compromised the accounts of CBS “60 minutes” and “48 hours” news programs on social networks.