Hacked AP Twitter Account Reports Of Two Explosions At White House, Obama Injured

Tyler Durden's picture

Update 2 - Obama is fine. In other news, it may be time for @federalreserve to change their twitter passwored from QE4EVA to something more secret.

Update: yup, AP was hacked. Let's hear it for Twitter moving markets.

Did someone just hack the AP twitter account? If not, this is not good:

A photo of the tweet before it was deleted

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Rahm's picture

No worries, the Big O is at his lunchtime meeting at the bathhouse. All is well.

TheCanadianAustrian's picture

As we speak, news outlets around the world are freaking out trying to verify this.


Edit: Apparently the AP Twitter account has been suspended. So, false alarm.

Mark Carney's picture

Thanks for breaking my hopes.....

Leopold B. Scotch's picture

Hacked. Anyone else see the few seconds long drop in the S&P?

TheLooza's picture

that only cost me 8k in day trading fiat. FML.

uncle_vito's picture

You know they will compensate you for the false trades.

imapopulistnow's picture

I'd have thought the market would go up on the news....

Zer0head's picture

anything to get CISPA passed



Williams-Sonoma Pulls Pressure Cookers Off Shelves in Massachusetts


i-dog's picture

I think that horse has already bolted....

Precious's picture

Who's EVA and what's her number?

There's a guy on the line who wants to do some easing tonight.

12ToothAssassin's picture

Which one of the Obama body doubles? Brazil.

Strider52's picture

Dang, Zer0head, I just got my license to carry a concealed pressure - cooker, and I just passed my Pressure Cooker Safety Class. The higher-capacity Pressure Cookers are now hard to find...

Joe Davola's picture

PC crowd calling for censorship of the Phil Rizzutto call at the end of Paradise by the Dashboard Light to be edited/beeped out

A Nanny Moose's picture

Nobody needs a pressure cooker that holds more than 30oz of cornish game hen.

StychoKiller's picture

I would offer to sell you our used, 16Qt cooker, but the wife would have my 'nads (and not in a good way!) :>D

ATM's picture

They couldn't go up because all the traders were celebrating.

Divided States of America's picture

Find out WHO THE FUCK placed those BUY orders right after the AP news feed was posted. 120k Emini contracts traded on the way down....Someone did this on purpose to profit from this. But of course the SEC is busy downloading porn.

smlbizman's picture

divided, did you follow thru on your post yesterday and set ur buy orders ....

Divided States of America's picture

Yo...smallbiz, I wish I did but who cares, this market is so fucked up it aint worth it. I am taking the rest of my money out for good.

smlbizman's picture

i had that happen to me a few years ago..except i had stupidly buy price on mo.....so i won...but i took a 2 yr time frame and emptied our families iras and such took the hit with penalties and taxes and been sleeping like a baby ever since..my pillow is really hard now, but it is more comforting than the one i had filled with paper.... ...get out pay the taxes and penalties....it is like divorce ..it cost alot but it is worth it...

fonzannoon's picture

I hope you have a trusty mattress. I was thinking DS...Sprott probably has a massive amount of physical silver. If they can somehow crack him open like a coconut, all that physical comes pouring out into somebody's hands. Like you said this is 2008 for commodities and Sprott would be the equivelant of a major Primary Dealer, no?

Divided States of America's picture

Not sure fonzy but yes, if they break Sprott, his inventory will have to be liquidated. I dont know if you know that you could buy physicals directly from Sprott at sprottmoney.com. I made purchases there but it looks like their silver inventory is a bit cheaper than from other places I check (lower mark-up on the Eagles, Koalas). Maybe they need the cash, I dont know if sprottmoney and Sprott Asset Mgmt are related but I am sure Eric is getting hit from all sides right now.

smallbiz, good for you. I suggest people GTFO. I mean look at how the markets tanked and now its back to where it was...its obvious that this market has NO MORE INTEGRITY and NO MORE LIQUIDITY. I would have thought that any human who owns stocks would be dumping after that shitshow but now I know that the markets has NO HUMANS left, its all fuckin algos.

StychoKiller's picture

Me (Bender) and my fellow robots wanna kill all humans!

Lore's picture

Sprott seems well positioned for an attractive international banking opportunity. Enough said?

TheGardener's picture

Sprott might say something fishy and see his notional silver
being nationalized.

Skateboarder's picture

From the looks of overall stability, I think You'll thank yourself quite shortly...

DaveyJones's picture

i thought all financial news was porn

brilliant inside hack just for the emotional training

a false true false flag

Panafrican Funktron Robot's picture

News-reading algos can detect and instadump in the absence of foreknowledge.  Not to discount that possibility, but this may just be a "shit happens when your "market" is controlled by relatively simplistic bots" situation.  Certainly a good reminder that investing or even day trading this "market" is a great way to get what's left of your fiat denominated wealth stolen from you.  

Ident 7777 economy's picture




Panafrican Funk:


" News-reading algos can detect and instadump in the absence of foreknowledge.  "



I can't believe there's no cross-checking in the algos to verify something as simple (and as important) as the TIC's (Teleprompter In Chief) location against 'events' like this  ... isn't he going to be in TEXAS today viewing a fertilizer factory? 


(or what remains of one anyway)




ExpendableOne's picture

(Teleprompter In Chief) IS A FERTILIZER FACTORY!

Dealyer Turdin's picture

Dadoom Cham! Anyway, the Chief Teleprompter walks into a bar he says,
"I'm the Prez now gimme a Brewski."
The bartender squints and says, That's not what the other teleprompter said."
The Chief Teleprompter Says, "Whoa, Deja Vu!"
The bartender squints and says, "I've been hacked!"
Six beers later, the Chief Teleprompter goes blank and passes out.

Then Banghazi Happens.

Sweet Chicken's picture

This is all to strengthen the support for CISPA. 

Mesquite's picture

I thought this sort of stuff was reserved for April 1...........

smlbizman's picture

dude i feel for you, but i must ask why are you still standing on the rail road tracks....get off the tracks...

TheAntiBen's picture

And yet no drop or spike in PM's at exact same time. Hilarious, I guess PM people didn't care :-) JPMorgan really missed an opportunity there!

smlbizman's picture

there is a gigantic volume speak on the ten minuite netdania chart in silver

Taterboy's picture

At first AP didn't realize it wasn't true because most of what they put out there isn't true.

Leopold B. Scotch's picture

Hacked. Anyone else see the few seconds long drop in the S&P?

otto skorzeny's picture

algos reading headlines- which means they can read and comprehend more than 60% of US HS grads.

ParkAveFlasher's picture

Yes, but can they can convert household objects into makeshift bongs in a pinch? 

viahj's picture

dammit Washington!  we need your CISPA bill now!!!!  /MDB

phalfa5's picture

all your base are belong to us

redpill's picture

What's with so many e-mail and social media accounts getting hacked lately?  It's not that hard to have a strong password.  


Either that or it's a bunch of complicit actors taking part in a propaganda effort to goad people into supporting more internet regulation.

NotApplicable's picture

Hard? I'd say it's impossible in all but theory.

There are passwords where I'm at that are twenty years old, and can't be found (let alone changed) until we replace ALL of our enterprise software over the next three years.

Then there's all of those damn Access databases and Excel spreadsheets that pull from them. I'm trying to upgrade a system now, where the db is linked to three other dbs sitting on peoples' workstation hard drives. They thought they were cool since the main db is on the network which is backed up nightly.

Ident 7777 economy's picture







" There are passwords where I'm at that are twenty years old, and can't be found (let alone changed) until we replace ALL of our enterprise software over the next three years. "



Not Visa or MasterCard or CitiCard cust-number lists


Not launch codes for nuke launches


Not SocSec-to-name lists of the unsuspecting public