'Hack' of a Fall 📉
Here's what you need to know before US markets open
Hey Global Investor, here's what you need to know before the US markets open.
Market Snapshot 📈
S&P 500 (Wednesday Close): 3,226.56 +29.04 (0.91%)
NASDAQ (Wednesday Close): 10,550.49 +61.92 (0.59%)
FTSE 100 (5 PM IST): 6266.63 -26.02 (-0.41%)
NIFTY 50 (Today's Close): 10,739.95 +121.75 (1.15%)
USDINR (5 PM IST): 75.26 (1 Year +9.43%)
'Hack' of a Fall...
Twitter stock falls 3% after hackers get hold of high profile accounts.
What Happened? Twitter experienced an after-hours stock price slide after hackers got hold of accounts of tech titans, politicians, celebrities, and billionaires, among others.
The attack was revealed shortly after the markets closed on Wednesday. The Hackers had intended to solicit cryptocurrency using high profile accounts. The hacked accounts tweeted messages requesting bitcoin in exchange for sending double the amount of any bitcoin received. The perpetrators seemed to have gotten hold the accounts of Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffet, Microsoft Co-Founder Bill Gates, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, former US President Barack Obama, and rapper Kanye West among others. Twitter has since removed those messages.
A Twitter spokesperson tweeted, “We are aware of a security incident impacting accounts on Twitter. We are investigating and taking steps to fix it. We will update everyone shortly.”
Market Reaction: Twitter shares gained nearly 3.8% during regular trading Wednesday, to close at $35.67. After 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time, about 30 minutes after the attack appeared to have started, the stock price began to fall. The stock traded as low as $34.01 before closing the after-hours session at $34.53, a 3.2% decline.
TWTR $35.67 +1.29 (3.75%)
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