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The DOW Jones (stock market indicator) plunged 160 points after a bogus tweet sent out from the compromised Associated Press Twitter account announced 2 explosions that inured President Obama at the White House today. The bogus tweet read: "Breaking: Two Explosions in the White House and Barack Obama is injured."

Immediately after the bogus tweet went out, the White House and the AP quickly assured the public that the tweets were false. But shock waves from the non-event were felt on Wall Street as the DOW plunged 100 points but quickly recovered.

An editor with the AP tweeted, "Please ignore AP tweet on explosions, we've been hacked." And White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told the media: "The President is fine, I was just with him."

A group called the Syrian Electronic Army claimed responsibility for the hacking.

The incident is the latest high profile social media account to be hacked. Twitter.com support advises uses to be diligent and cautious while using the service. Avoid clicking "phishing" links that masquerade as legitimate websites such as a Twitter login page.

Thanks to Dennis Byron of HipHopEnquirer.com for the tip.

Graphic by: Daily Mail Online

  • anw_rootbeer

    SMH

  • Betamax82

    Yall gone learn with that hacking shyt

  • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

    :tea: folks need to quit with the mess

  • http://www.caboki.com/index.html Man, I just don’t care™

    A 100 points aint no "plummet!"
    :rofl:

  • PumpkinsMama

    Smh what CAN'T be hacked?

  • Bombshell Esq

    :facepalm: I swear people need better shyt to do.... Give em a log-in Aunty :tea:

  • OutsidetheBox

    I be thinking folks aint that stupid but then :eek:

  • ReadingIsFundamental

    I don't think some agencies should be allowed to do social media sites.

  • OutsidetheBox

    @Man for downstairs :chase: :rofl: :fistbump:

  • http://www.caboki.com/index.html Man, I just don’t care™

    People trust Twitter over news sites these days.
    :no: <<<smh

  • OutsidetheBox

    Syrian Electronic Army
    _____________

    Boogity Boogity Boo. :eek:

    I do wanna be one of them Anon folks tho. They be wearing them masks and outing bishes on the bullchit. :yes:

  • OutsidetheBox

    People trust Twitter over news sites these days.
    ____________

    :no:

  • PumpkinsMama

    @ RIF agreed :tea:

  • Ty

    I saw Olympus this weekend and after seeing that movie, that tweet was not funny :rolleyes:

  • VDot

    Bay Bay - Did you ever read Maya Angelous Mom and Me and Mom?

  • OutsidetheBox

    I sure did. :love: I have OTB16 reading it now. Slow self. :eyeroll: There were a couple of crosses with The Caged Bird but I still felt it was a great read for me. I feel a way about women and mothers and daughters and relationships so you know I was all in.

  • libra80sbaby

    :wtf: wrong wit folk :nono:

  • Bombshell Esq

    :offtopic: I can't wait to go home I miss my bed!!!!

  • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    When I saw someone retweet that tweet on Twitter, I immediately feared for the safety of the First daughters. I was so relieved that it was bogus :nun: :pray:

  • MsChavo

    AP Associated Press, the media that delivers news to the rest of the world. Owned by the R0thschilds.

  • http://www.caboki.com/index.html Man, I just don’t care™

    :rofl: at that emoticon!

  • PumpkinsMama

    Aunty what in the heyaull is that new icon :shocked:

    p.S.- I'm proud that you didn't let your contempt for the Pres cloud your feelings bout they spawn :kiss:

  • http://www.caboki.com/index.html Man, I just don’t care™

    AP Associated Press, the media that delivers news to the rest of the world. Owned by the R0thschilds.

    by MsChavo on Apr 23, 2013 at 4:49 pm
    ________________

    :facepalm:
    Here we go....

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKucUlbrwSU Buttercup

    I just wanted to see if it worked :nun:

  • http://www.caboki.com/index.html Man, I just don’t care™

    :beyonce:

  • Miany

    I'd assume a real reporter tweeting in official capacity would use his title and not just call him Barack Obama like he's just some ole random lay person.

  • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    Man, I just don’t care™ says:

    A 100 points aint no “plummet!”
    :rofl:
    ________________

    You're right. I fixed it. :coffee:

  • Ty

    MsChavo says:

    AP Associated Press, the media that delivers news to the rest of the world. Owned by the R0thschilds.

    ____________
    They own everything that money can buy

    @ Sandra so we get a Kenya twirl emote but no windmill :rofl:

  • LSLH

    Is that a twirl emoticon?!

  • VDot

    I feel a way about women and mothers and daughters and relationships so you know I was all in.

    ______

    Me too! I gave it to my mama to read. After she read it, she gave it to my sister :love:

    :nun: :rofl:

  • Betamax82

    What is that emote

  • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    PumpkinsMama says:

    p.S.- I'm proud that you didn't let your contempt for the Pres cloud your feelings bout they spawn :kiss:
    ________________

    Children are our most precious commodities.

  • VDot

    LMAO at :beyonce:

    That's what it should be!

    Yall gon let :nun: be great! Works for me :)

  • Miany

    Man....all the way on point with the tax thingy...
    Otb.....anon would fiyah to azz before ur first video gets recorded...yo azz would be like... *rips off mask* "wait a minute now...this shii don't add up! You say they did this but where's the source???!!!

  • luVn_liFe…

    People really need to find something to do,Get a hobby,A CLUE OR ROCK TO HIDE UNDER :no: SMH

  • PumpkinsMama

    O, Okay :bounce: <==== me nodding my head in agreement :rofl:

  • lovezoe

    The fact that people believed that is just... I can guarantee every radio/tv station would have been interrupted in the nation. Folks log onto Twitter and FB just to check the weather these days. SMH

  • Bombshell Esq

    :nun: Oooohhhhh Fancy

  • OutsidetheBox

    :angel:

  • OutsidetheBox

    :cuss:

  • Bombshell Esq

    :bounce: <----- Looks like a crackhead emo :rofl:

  • PumpkinsMama

    :hailnaw: Is this new too?

  • OutsidetheBox

    :beyonce:

    :rofl:

  • Betamax82

    :nun: :bounce: Oh ok cool

  • PumpkinsMama

    @ Bomb :bounce: DMX on Iyanla :rofl:

  • OutsidetheBox

    Me too! I gave it to my mama to read. After she read it, she gave it to my sister
    _______

    :heart: Each one reach one.

  • luVn_liFe…

    :smack:
    Lawd FOLKS IS KRAY KRAY
    Trina Sacrificed her lil BRO4 a platinum album :no:

  • http://www.caboki.com/index.html Man, I just don’t care™

    A 100 points aint no “plummet!”
    ________________

    You’re right. I fixed it.
    ____________

    :rofl:
    So it went from plummeting to plunging!

  • OutsidetheBox

    Otb…..anon would fiyah to azz before ur first video gets recorded…yo azz would be like… *rips off mask* “wait a minute now…this shii don’t add up! You say they did this but where’s the source???!!!
    _______________

    :rofl: :rofl: Touche!

  • OutsidetheBox

    Children are our most precious commodities.
    _________

    :cosign:

  • http://www.caboki.com/index.html Man, I just don’t care™

    Someone give me the new emote codes!

  • PumpkinsMama

    @ LuVn You believe in the illuminati (sp)? :thinking:

  • ReadingIsFundamental

    My boss just gave me a headache... I need a raise to make it go away.

  • OutsidetheBox

    Trina Sacrificed her lil BRO4 a platinum album
    ________________

    :eek: And with that I bid adieu. :bye: :facepalm:

  • PumpkinsMama

    @ Man um just click the Emoticons Link on the bottom of the page :blink:

  • http://www.caboki.com/index.html Man, I just don’t care™

    :offtopic:
    :facepalm:
    Im so hawn-nee.

  • OutsidetheBox

    @man : nun: : bounce :

  • Bombshell Esq

    :rofl: @Pumpkin... all the emo needs to do is bark randomly and it will be 100% true

  • PumpkinsMama

    @ Man :ashamed: me too....

    And b4 you ask, :hailnaw: :tea: :rofl:

  • http://www.caboki.com/index.html Man, I just don’t care™

    @Pumpkin
    @ Man um just click the Emoticons Link on the bottom of the page
    ____________

    :eek: I NEVER would have thought of that. You must be like a computer genius or something!

    :facepalm:
    Im on my phone and it wont let me go to the page bruh.

  • http://www.caboki.com/index.html Man, I just don’t care™

    :bounce: <<tryin the "pull out method"

  • http://www.caboki.com/index.html Man, I just don’t care™

    @Pumpkin
    :jack:

  • PumpkinsMama

    Don't call me bruh cuz my paynis is bigger! :-P

  • PumpkinsMama

    :rofl:

  • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    A 100 points aint no “plummet!”
    ________________

    You’re right. I fixed it.
    ____________

    So it went from plummeting to plunging!
    ______________

    No. It was originally "plunging". I don't know where you got "plummeting" from.

  • http://www.caboki.com/index.html Man, I just don’t care™

    A 100 points aint no “plummet!”
    ________________

    You’re right. I fixed it.
    ____________

    So it went from plummeting to plunging!
    ______________

    No. It was originally “plunging”. I don’t know where you got “plummeting” from.

    by Sandra Rose on Apr 23, 2013 at 5:11 pm
    ____________
    :think:

  • Miany

    I don't believe it, only cuz lluminati (if they real) don't want her..think bout it like this , if Trina fugged Wayne and made a song with him and STILL ain't go platinum she probably gotta sacrifice ALL OF MIAMI to get it.... :kona:

  • http://www.caboki.com/index.html Man, I just don’t care™

    @Mr. Pumpkin

    I dont mess with Trannys.

  • Ty

    Man, I just don't care™ says:

    @Pumpkin
    @ Man um just click the Emoticons Link on the bottom of the page
    ____________

    I NEVER would have thought of that. You must be like a computer genius or something!

    Im on my phone and it wont let me go to the page bruh.

    ______________
    :rofl:

    Tell the truth u couldnt reach the link :haha:

    *pulls out step stool* See we almost had a good day :chase:

  • http://www.caboki.com/index.html Man, I just don’t care™

    I say Im hawn-nee and here come Ty.
    :facepalm:

  • http://twitter.com/#!/Birdshu Bird

    LSLH says:

    Is that a twirl emoticon?!
    *******************

    :hahaha:

    Gone With The Wind Fabulous!! :nun:

  • OutsidetheBox

    I NEVER would have thought of that. You must be like a computer genius or something!
    ____________

    :rofl:

  • PumpkinsMama

    @ Man Then I repeat you just mad my paynis is bigger! I AM THE REAL MANDINGO! :rofl:

    P.S.- You don't mess w/trannys but funny when I put up my pic you were wondering if I had a fat azz. Bi-curious then are you? :thinking:

  • MissTaken

    OMG is that a new emote??!! Is it a twirling angel?

  • ReadingIsFundamental

    That emote has LIVED!

  • Ty

    Man, I just don't care™ says:

    I say Im hawn-nee and here come Ty.
    __________________
    :rofl: *picks Man up and sits him on my hip*

  • http://www.caboki.com/index.html Man, I just don’t care™

    @ Man Then I repeat you just mad my paynis is bigger! I AM THE REAL MANDINGO!

    P.S.- You don’t mess w/trannys but funny when I put up my pic you were wondering if I had a fat azz. Bi-curious then are you?
    ______________
    I dont like this conversation.
    I dont remember no discusiion bout no pic of urs.

  • MissTaken

    :nun: I call this White Jesus

  • http://www.caboki.com/index.html Man, I just don’t care™

    @Ty

    I say Im hawn-nee and here come Ty.
    __________________
    *picks Man up and sits him on my hip*
    ___________
    Tryin to put yo titty in my mouf huh?

    Ima suck it, but only cause I love titties. Not cause of u!
    :pacifier: <<me

  • Who Dat

    The AP is a not for profit. Owned by 1500 newspapers...supposedly.

    I kinda DO believe it is being ahhh oversaw by the Rothschild folks tho. Yep I am a conspiracy theorist too :rofl:

  • ReadingIsFundamental

    MissTaken... it's yellow... Asian Jesus!

  • PumpkinsMama

    @ Man uh huh :tea: :rofl:

  • MsChavo

    I wonder why the AP was being targeted by peeps in Syria?

  • MissTaken

    :nun: Jackie Chan Jesus @ RIF

  • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    The Rothchilds are British. They don't own the AP.

  • MsChavo

    Sandra Rose says:

    The Rothchilds are British. They don’t own the AP.

    The AP has several Stakeholders. Just because a person is British doesn't mean they don't own stake in American companies.

  • MissTaken

    :offtopic: There are certain songs grown men should not sing. Kisses Down low by Kelly Rowland :nono: just drove past this man sanging that song from his heart HUNTY with his wife n kids in the car.

  • PumpkinsMama

    :champ: And winner by a knock-out (cuz imma a knock out).....PUMPKIN!!! :rofl:

  • Miany

    MissTaken.... Lol I have a homeboy who said he likes it and hates when it comes on in the car :lol:
    I'm watching DMX fix my life...this is hard to watch. It's painfully yall....I hate to see folk struggle with drugs but, at the sake time I hate it more when they lose the battle :( It's tragic. The drugs seem to have destroyed not only his life but, his head. He higher than a kite and he swear he don't need his FAMILY! After he said such great things about what he had with Tashera. He blamed everyone for everything.