PWNED

Faux Story Boosts Twitter Stock

A prankster who created a fake Bloomberg News article on Tuesday reporting that Twitter was being approached for acquisition got the very-real stock price of the social-media company to go up more than a dollar—before traders discovered the hoax. “Twitter Attracts Suitors” was the headline at a Bloomberg.markets webpage. A domain registration indicates the site was registered July 10. The creator is unknown.