News 2 September 2019

Twitter CEO’s Official Twitter Account Hijacked By Hackers

2 September 2019

Twitter founder Jack Dorsey has had his own personal Twitter account taken over by hackers.

Hackers used the Twitter boss’ account to post offensive racial slurs, as well as bomb threats.

As well as being able to embarrass Twitter by demonstrating their security flaws, hacking Dorsey meant the hackers also had access to his direct messages.

The individuals behind hacking Jack Dorsey’s Twitter account referred to themselves as “Chuckle Gang” and though their intensions for infiltrating the Twitter CEO’s account are unknown, they did ask Dorsey to remove suspensions from numerous accounts.

In a statement, Twitter said: “The phone number associated with the account was compromised due to a security oversight by the mobile provider.

“This allowed an unauthorised person to compose and send tweets via text message from the phone number. That issue is now resolved.”

The tweets published by the hackers have since been removed.

This isn’t the first time Jack Dorsey has faced problems with his own site as his Twitter account was temporarily banned back in 2016.