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The Associated Press Twitter Account Hacked

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STUDIO CITY (CBS/AP) — The Associated Press news agency suspended its Twitter account Tuesday after it was hacked into.

A tweet sent just before 10:15 a.m. from the news service’s account said President Barack Obama was injured after explosions at the White House.

(credit: Twitter)

(credit: Twitter)

Shortly after, the AP confirmed that its Twitter account had been suspended following a hack and said it was working to correct the issue.

The attack on AP’s Twitter account and the AP Mobile Twitter account was preceded by phishing attempts on AP’s corporate network.

AP spokesman Paul Colford said the news cooperative is working with Twitter to investigate the issue. The AP has disabled its other Twitter accounts following the attack, Colford added. At no time was the AP news wire compromised.

The Dow Jones dropped more than 150 points before recovering following the fake post.

White Press Secretary Jay Carney said “The President is fine,” CBS News reports.

The AP is expected to make a statement later Tuesday.

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