AP Twitter account hacked; messages regarding the White House send panic through cyberspace

A screen shot from the AP Twitter page. Click on image to link to accompanying article from The New York Times

News wire service the Associated Press had their Twitter account hacked. In a series of tweets, rumor spread that the White House had been attacked, and that President Barack Obama had been injured. The President, and the White House were quick to respond that all was well, and that neither rumor was true.

Through a Twitter account, a group called the Syrian Electronic Army took credit for the attack.

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