黑客的市场?

纽约——140个字符所能造成的影响已经在书面交流史上达到了顶峰。两周前,叙利亚电子军(SEA)在侵入美联社主推特账户(@AP)后发布了报导白宫两起爆炸事件和奥巴马总统受伤的虚假推特。短短几秒钟后,美国金融市场就出现了约1%的跌幅。

过了几分钟,不少人发表推特进行反驳。白宫记者的推文说没有感觉到爆炸,美联社记者和美联社政治推特账户宣布@AP遭黑客劫持。白宫新闻秘书杰伊·卡尼在下午举行的发布会上证实奥巴马其实安然无恙。金融市场应声反弹至骗局前的水平。

@AP推特骗局表现出无法消除的系统风险,上述风险来自高度一体化的金融市场和日益民主化的新闻发布。鉴于恶意方具备布下此类骗局的强烈动机,我们看到的类似事件一定会大幅增加。

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