AP Twitter account hacked, tweets 'Obama is injured'

The Associated Press’ Twitter account has been hacked Tuesday. @AP tweeted a fake report that U.S. president Barack Obama was injured following two blasts at the White House.

“Breaking: Two explosions in the White House and Barack Obama is injured,” @AP’s status message read, according to ABS-CBN News.

Twitter suspended the account after the wire service warned its followers about the attack via its corporate communications feed.

“Advisory: @AP Twitter account has been hacked. Tweet about an attack at the White House is false. We will advise more as soon as possible," @AP_CorpComm tweeted.

When accessed, the micro-blogging site displays the message: “The profile you are trying to view has been suspended.” It is reportedly investigating the breach, so is the FBI.

AP Twitter account suspended after hack
AP Twitter account suspended after attack
The report said online hacktivists who support Syrian President Bashar al-Assad claimed responsibility for the attack.

“Ops! @AP get owned by Syrian Electronic Army! #SEA #Syria #ByeByeObama,” the group posted on Twitter.

AP’s Twitter account is the latest victim of hacking against high profile news organizations.