Stocks briefly drop, recover, on fake bomb tweet

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Associated Press

Posted on April 23, 2013 at 1:01 PM

Updated Tuesday, Apr 23 at 2:26 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market briefly dropped, then recovered, after the Associated Press' Twitter account was hacked and a fake tweet about an attack on the White House was posted.

The AP released the following statement at 1:12 p.m.: "The (at)AP twitter account has been hacked. The tweet about an attack at the White House is false. We will advise more as soon as possible."

The Dow Jones industrial average fell more than 150 points after the fake Twitter posting, then quickly recovered.

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