THE $134 BILLION TWEET
Breaking: Two Explosions in the White House and Barack Obama is injured via @ap— Anonymous (@YourAnonNews) April 23, 2013
The hacktivist group Anonymous caused a ruckus this week with its most high profile operation to date. Upon gaining access to the official Twitter account for the Associated Press, they posted a rogue tweet about an incident at the White House. The tweet was deleted moments later, but not before it rippled across the Internet at the speed of light. Seconds after the tweet hit its effects were felt on Wall St in the form of a $134 billion sell off. The NYSE quickly corrected itself, but the incident proved that even a single tweet can have massive consequences.
–Aaron, 99 words