Snort report: Associated Press hack job inspires hilarious mockery

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Snort report: Associated Press hack job inspires hilarious mockery

As Twitchy reported, the AP’s Twitter account was hacked today in rather spectacular fashion. And while that may have led to a sharp dive in the Dow, it’s produced a dramatic spike in mockery:

RT @ap Bitcoin revealed to be elaborate hoax because, I mean c’mon, really?

— amoylan (@amoylan) April 23, 2013

RT @ap: You’re not gonna believe the all the stuff we just found in Al Capone’s vault.

— jimgeraghty (@jimgeraghty) April 23, 2013

RT @ap #bqhatevwr

— Jon Gabriel (@ExJon) April 23, 2013

RT @ap 2 min warning: Emperor Newt Gingrich to deliver first live televised address from the US Moon Colony.

— GayPatriot (@GayPatriot) April 23, 2013

OMG NO RT @ap: Breaking: Two funksplosions in the White House and Barack Obama is krunkin

— James Poulos (@jamespoulos) April 23, 2013

RT @ap: PHOTO: Disgraced ex-Secret Service agent now investigating explosions at White House. twitter.com/mkrpata/status…

— Mitch Krpata (@mkrpata) April 23, 2013

RT: @ap: Draft of Gang of Eight immigration proposal includes full amnesty for Chupacabra.

— jimgeraghty (@jimgeraghty) April 23, 2013

RT @ap: There’s something off about that purple teletubby

— Savannah (@thesavvy) April 23, 2013

RT @ap Breaking: sources say they now know how many Vietnamese soft rolls to order.

— harrietreuterhapgood (@hapgoodness) April 23, 2013

Tough day for AP RT: @ap Ke$ha named United States Poet Laureate by President Obama during White House ceremony.

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— Ben Kindseth© (@DrKindseth) April 23, 2013

RT @ap We are at war with EurAsia.

— BiasedGirl (@BiasedGirl) April 23, 2013

RT @ap: SOURCES: Donald Trump’s hair is a ferret.

— GayPatriot (@GayPatriot) April 23, 2013

RT @ap Dodgers win two in a row!

— Joel Palmer (@PoliticalLogic) April 23, 2013

RT @ap: Biden being rushed to secure spot. Location of his blankey unknown.

— S.M (@redsteeze) April 23, 2013

RT @ap BREAKING: Dewey Defeats Truman

— Razor (@hale_razor) April 23, 2013

The AP is going to need to take some significant security precautions in order to prevent something like this from happening again. A good start would be choosing more complicated login credentials. Twitterers were kind enough to provide a list of passwords the AP should avoid from now on:

Breaking #APPasswords

— Samir Mezrahi (@samir) April 23, 2013

#APPasswords guest

— CDG (@ceonelly) April 23, 2013

lapdog #appasswords

— dachshund-rinzi (@WadeS7) April 23, 2013

#APPasswords Diediedietwitterdiedie

— Jimmie (@jimmiebjr) April 23, 2013

Admin #APPasswords

— J.P. Money (@jaypeemoney) April 23, 2013

https://twitter.com/Jenny_IDLYITW/status/326753924856033281

MemoryHole #APpasswords

— American Elephant (@AmericnElephant) April 23, 2013

#APPasswords AP

— Kelly Blondie (@IndecisivePearl) April 23, 2013

StyleGuide1 #APpasswords

— Caitlin Frazier (@OkieCaitlin) April 23, 2013

Obama2012 #APPasswords

— Jon Gabriel (@ExJon) April 23, 2013

PleaseHireMeRogerAiles32 #APpasswords

— Seth (@dcseth) April 23, 2013

Man, it’s been a rough day for the Associated Press. At least it has one friend it can count on:

RT @ap #TheToasterIsStillVeryLoyal

— The H2 (@TheH2) April 23, 2013

RT @aptoaster: Still loyal!

— jdonels (@jdonels) April 23, 2013

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Hee!

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