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Twitter Founder and CEO Jack Dorsey’s Account Hacked

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Yesterday afternoon Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s Twitter account was hacked by a group that calls itself the Chuckle Squad.

Chuckle Squad Used Jack’s account to tweet racial slurs, antisemitic messages and at least one catastrophic denial from Dorsey’s account.

Some offensive tweets were up for about 10 minutes, though not long after the hack began, those tweets were already being deleted, and they’re all gone now. Here are some screenshots of those tweets

Roughly an hour and a half after the hack, Twitter tweeted that the account is now secure, and there is no indication that Twitter’s systems have been compromised.

Later, Twitter pointed the blame at Dorsey’s cell carrier, saying that the phone number associated with the account was compromised due to security oversight by the mobile provider, which apparently allowed the hackers to send the tweets using text messages.

The phone number associated with the account was compromised due to a security oversight by the mobile provider. This allowed an unauthorized person to compose and send tweets via text message from the phone number. That issue is now resolved.

Twitter however said that they have settled the issue and all other accounts are safe and were not affected .

 

 

 

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Today’s hack appears to be from the same group that attacked a number of YouTube celebrities last week on Twitter, including Gay beauty vlogger James Charles, Shane Dawson, and comedian King Bach. The hackers also allegedly gained access to the late Desmond “Etika” Amofah’s Gmail account, as seen by screenshots collected in their Discord server.


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