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Thread: "AP: Explosion at White House".......Er, no

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    Default "AP: Explosion at White House".......Er, no

    It seems someone gave Wall St a minor heart attack today after someone, or possibly some group, hacked the Associated Press's Twitter account and posted:

    Breaking: Two Explosions in the White House and Barack Obama is injured.
    This was the effect on Wall St



    Perhaps more concern should be given to the reliability of Twitter as a source for breaking news.

    'Bogus' tweet claims explosion at White House - RTÉ News

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    some syrian government aligned group claimed responsiblity

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    Ask Sean Gallagher - was that a tweet Martin?
    "Learn to live on lentils and you will not have to be subservient to the king"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ren84 View Post
    It seems someone gave Wall St a minor heart attack today after someone, or possibly some group, hacked the Associated Press's Twitter account and posted:



    This was the effect on Wall St



    Perhaps more concern should be given to the reliability of Twitter as a source for breaking news.

    'Bogus' tweet claims explosion at White House - RTÉ News
    Hack to order? There's potential to make billions.

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    The attention his flounce brought his way, must have given him a taste for it.

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    Momentarily lost over 100 billion on the Dow before it regained. Handy way of buying shares and selling again. I bet people profited over this.
    Boycott the "Irish" Sun rag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruserious View Post
    Momentarily lost over 100 billion on the Dow before it regained. Handy way of buying shares and selling again. I bet people profited over this.
    I smell a motive behind the attacks now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruserious View Post
    Momentarily lost over 100 billion on the Dow before it regained. Handy way of buying shares and selling again. I bet people profited over this.
    not so much on individual shares but going short on the Dow futures with a trailing stop of say 20pips, someone who knew about this beforehand could've cleaned up.

    I was temped to jump on board meself when I noticed the price plunging. I'll have to befriend some hackers in future

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    Quote Originally Posted by pragmaticapproach View Post
    not so much on individual shares but going short on the Dow futures with a trailing stop of say 20pips, someone who knew about this beforehand could've cleaned up.

    My point exactly.
    Boycott the "Irish" Sun rag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ren84 View Post
    I smell a motive behind the attacks now.
    Yeah, to demonstrate the fact that twitter should not be used by anyone older than 8 years old.
    Redacted.

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