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Hackers compromise AP Twitter account

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LONDON (AP) -- Hackers have compromised the main Twitter account of The Associated Press, sending out an erroneous tweet about an attack at the White House.

The tweet, which said that there had been two explosions at the White House and President Barack Obama was injured, came after hackers made repeated attempts to steal the passwords of AP journalists.

The AP said Tuesday that its Twitter account had been suspended following a hack and said it was working to correct the issue.

The cyberattack is the latest in a string targeting international media organizations.

The tweet put out by hackers briefly sent the Dow Jones Industrial Average sharply lower.

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I guess that's why my Norton Anti Virus protection has a special program within it to scan for "Facebook" garbage (even though I don't use these hacker dream account websites).Though this is about Tweeter or whatever...they are all rolled into one category: Steal people's personal identity as the public hands it over.
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