Here’s How A Hacked AP Tweet Instantly Got To Wall Street And Caused The Market To Tank
Apr 23 2013
Story of the day: The AP twitter feed was hacked, and “reported” that there was an explosion at The White House, injuring Barack Obama.
Of course the story was false.
But in that time, the market briefly tanked.
How did that happen?
It’s not that everyone is watching AP’s Twitter.
But here was our inbox from when it happened.
Brokers instantly started emailing everyone with the headline, before walking it back.
We’ve blacked out the names of the folks passing on the tweet.