Hackers Compromise The AP's Twitter Account, Spread Lies About White House Explosions & Injuries To The President
Whoa! This kind of prank is NOT COOL, especially in the wake of the last week's awful attacks in Boston!!
The Associated Press's Twitter account was hacked today, and the person or persons responsible sent out a reprehensible tweet saying President Barack Obama was injured by two explosions in the White House!!
That is a horrible prank!! What a disgusting lie to spread to a nation so recently wounded!!
The White House quickly issued a statement saying both the iconic building and our President were unharmed and the AP's account was suspended once Twitter realized what a hacker was responsible.
Ugh! This is even more dangerous and reprehensible than "Swatting!"
As Twitter becomes an increasingly more legitimate distributor of news, security precautions must be taken to ensure these kind of malicious pranks can't effectively be played!