The @ap hack came less than an hour after some of us received an impressively disguised phishing email.
— Mike Baker (@MikeBakerAP) April 23, 2013
UPDATE: Hack Envy — Now @FakeAPStylebook makes believe it’s been hacked.
Here’s the warning email and the phishing email that AP staffers got just before the AP Twitter account was hacked:
From: Associated Press Technology
Tue 4/23/2013 12:29 PM
All Staff –
Some users are receiving emails that appear to have a link to a Reuters or Washington Post news story. This email is a phishing attempt that takes users to a bogus site requesting you to log on. Users are advised not click to click on the link and not to enter their logon credentials. If you have already clicked on the link, or entered your logon credentials, please contact the help desk immediately.
The Associated Press
This is the phishing email:
Sent: Tue 4/23/2013 12:12 PM
From: [An AP staffer]
Please read the following article, it’s very important :
[A different AP staffer]