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AP Twitter account hacked, White House has not been bombed

The Associated Press' Twitter account hacked, falsely reports that White House was bombed

By Charles Gantt on Apr 23, 2013 at 02:36 pm CDT - 0 mins, 32 secs reading time

This afternoon some alarming news emanated from the Associated Press' Twitter account that stated the White House had been bombed and President Obama had been injured.

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With recent events, this news spread across the web via social media within minutes. Fortunately, the report was 100% false - the President and the White House are safe and sound.

AP reporter Matt Moore took to his Twitter account to debunk the false report and confirm that the trusted news organization's Twitter account had indeed been hacked. The official source of the hack is unknown, but the hacker group Syrian Electronic Army appears to be claiming responsibility.

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Last updated: Nov 30, -0001 at 12:00 am CST

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A web developer by day, Charles comes to TweakTown after a short break from the Tech Journalism world. Formerly the Editor in Chief at TheBestCaseScenario, he now writes Maker and DIY content. Charles is a self proclaimed Maker of Things and is a major supporter of the Maker movement. In his free time, Charles likes to build just about anything, with past projects ranging from custom PC cooling control systems to 3D printers. Other expensive addictions include Photography, Astronomy and Home Automation.

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