Stocks Pop-And-Drop After NYPost "Fed Emergency Meeting" Twitter Hack

Tyler Durden's picture

The NY Post tweeted that "Federal Reserve head Yellen announces bail-in in emergency meeting, rumored negative rate to be set at 4pm EST today," and US equity markets briefly started to rise... followed by a tweet that "The Fed would peg the Dollar to the Swiss Franc" and "Chinese anti-ship missile fired at USS George Washington." Both seemed odd and shortly after, The NY Post had deleted the tweets and explained that it had been hacked...


The same tweets were also seen on the Twitter account of the wire service UPI.



Gotta love these 'efficient' markets.

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drink or die's picture

Those are odd tweets for the average idiot 17 year old hacker to use...

El Oregonian's picture

Pop, Drop, and Roll!!!

Or, is that get Rolled?

libertus's picture

4pm bank holiday announced? 

Dr. Richard Head's picture

To thing, entire global equity and FX markets move about based on rumors, speculation, and a shitty ass HP toner cartridge.  Funny thing is, people are still in shock when they find out I have ZERO invested in this market.  They ALWAYS have the response of, "How can you turn away free money with employer matching?"  My response is, "The employer match may be 'free', but that initial investment is still mine and I don't want some money manager's grubby hands on it."

SWRichmond's picture

All your Tweets are belong to us...

trulz4lulz's picture

Somebody set up us the twitter.

Move Zig now for great justice!

ebworthen's picture

+1 for action that follows conviction.

All .gov jobs require direct deposit, and word is that if you bank with Chase or Wells Fargo you get your direct deposit two days earlier than any other bank.

junction's picture

Why would you hack a newspaper like the New York Post, run by Rupert Murdoch, who is just like a hacker?  Lies and more lies to protect crooked politicians, sleazy neocons and other degenerate trash. 

Scoobywan's picture

OMFG it went all the way up from 2000.5 to 2003.0 and then crashed back to 2000.0

Seriously there must more important shit going on

s2man's picture

Yeah.  Gotta love those zoomed-in charts.

Show me a seven-year chart so I can see what is really going on.

SloMoe's picture

Rest assured, the SEC is on the case...

NoDebt's picture

Stocks ROSE on the first tweet announcing bail-ins??  Holy shit, I think I misunderestimated how fucked up we are right now.  

Unless I miss my guess, so did the hackers.  

Oracle 911's picture

I think the hacker even with this made a lot of money, although even he/she was surprised.

OldPhart's picture

Hacked?  They ARE hacks.

But I have no doubt that a bail in is scheduled.

j0nx's picture

Haha I PRAY they will bail in Americans. I can't wait to hear them try to explain to folks why there is 20% less in their checking accounts than there was yesterday and try to make it out of town before the mobs show up. No way no how they bail in Americans. They don't have to anyway. They can just print.

Utah_Get_Me_2's picture

"Find out just what the people will submit to and you have found out the exact amount of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them; and these will continue until they are resisted with either words or blows, or with both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress."

Americans will put up with fuckin anything. You watch.


"There is no worse tyranny than to force a man to pay for what he does not want merely because you think it would be good for him."

koaj's picture

NoDebt - anything with the word "bail" usually would indicate some sort of loser pays no penalties for being leveraged 100:1 on the Swiss Franc

NoDebt's picture

I still can't figure out how Goldman didn't get to just "undo the trades", as is their S.O.P.

agstacks's picture

"You put my fucking money to sleep, you go get my money or I'll put you're fucking brain to sleep."


KnuckleDragger-X's picture

And this is how you screw with the market. Just imagine if the WSJ suffered a headline hack since that's an algo resource......

Bell's 2 hearted's picture

Federal Reserve got the intel it wanted from its trial balloon, er, "hack" ...

Consuelo's picture

It isn't like either of the two scenarios are that far-fetched, is it...?

sunny's picture

No.  That's the scary part.

2muchtax's picture

I'm glad my assets are not dependent on Twitter twats.

koaj's picture

We hacked some folks!

Hitlery_4_Dictator's picture

Ummmmm, note to the FED fags...we are already at negative rates factoring in inflation....fuck tards. WE WERE TOLD IT'S FIXED, WE WERE TOLD YOU WOULD RAISE RATES.  #raiseratesnow

Max Steel's picture

"Chinese anti-ship missile fired at USS George Washington." :D

AustrianJim's picture

Now that is hilarious.

Newb's picture

How's Bullard doing today?

Couldn't find any link to watch the show..

i_call_you_my_base's picture

Wall Street got a collective hard-on at the thought of bail-ins.

SloMoe's picture

Great script-kiddie hacks--for an op-ex day :)

koaj's picture

Those may be the hacks of MDB...he wanted his government to do something about the Swiss implosion

mototard's picture

Whoever did they hacking, they have both some financial insight and a truly hilarious sense of humor.  And the markets are the target of the jokes....

disabledvet's picture

Dollars only exist in two places:  Saudi Arabia and Canada.

Well, other than within the so called recovery inside the USA.


Peace Out brothers!

czarangelus's picture

The rats are turning on one another... That's a weird and very intentional way to disrupt prices, at least temporarily.

Latitude25's picture

Now that's some funny shit right there.  I wish I could say that i'd done that.

SpanishInquisition's picture

I read the NY Post Twitter feed that the FBI has proof Kim ordered the hack

Dr. Richard Head's picture

LOVED seeing your conversation with Max Keiser recently.  I always pictured you looking a bit different though. 

walküre's picture

The funniest thing about this is that NOBODY would be able to tell the difference between a hack and the truth!!!

It's all fabricated propaganda 100% all of the time!

Latitude25's picture

Too bad the algos don't scan ZH.  This shit show would have been over years ago.

Soul Glow's picture

Fed emergency jaw bone meeting!

2muchtax's picture

Damn N.Korea at it again? Or is ISIS trying to unwind some bad positions?

2muchtax's picture

Anybody know when ISIS's FY ends?

buzzsaw99's picture

still waiting for the squid underwritten ipo on isis

Usurious's picture
Usurious (not verified) buzzsaw99 Jan 16, 2015 8:25 PM

well they gotta bank with somebody.........

Mike Honcho's picture

Sounds like a caper for Captain Freedom and the White House Brigade

g'kar's picture

I hacked a big lougie today