The Twitter account of Jack Dorsey hacked, Tweet Racist Words

The Twitter account of Jack Dorsey hacked, Tweet Racist Words

Twitter, Friday, said the account of its executive director, Jack Dorsey, had been hacked and had issued a series of messages of your hard.

@Jack account jokes contain racist words and indicate the existence of a bomb. The tweet uploaded by the hacker at 8 pm, English time, was then removed.

Some tweets contain the #ChucklingSquad hashtag, which is supposed to be the identity of a group of hackers. The hashtag has also been abandoned in recent acts of piracy by famous people.

Twitter said the phone number used by the Dorsey account had been broken because the network provider had made a security mistake. As a result, hackers can download tweets using the Short Message Service (SMS).

At the moment, Dorsey's Twitter account has been secure and "there is no indication that the Twitter system has been compromised," according to the San Francisco-based company.

It is estimated that the tweets downloaded by the hacker lasted half an hour before being permanently deleted.

A series of comments appeared in response to the piracy of this account Dorsey, asking why the founder of Twitter did not secure his account better.

Netizens also questioned the Twitter service, which could not even protect its own boss in the service.

"If you can not protect Jack, then you can not protect ... Jack," said a Twitter user.

This hacking took place only moments after Dorsey and Twitter acted aggressively to clean up inappropriate content under the name of "security". Another Twitter user said that hacking could be the only way for Twitter to be free of racist remarks.

Graham Cluley, UK-based security consultant, said the incident demonstrated the importance of double-checking, with a user having to confirm his account via an external service. Cluley advises users to make sure that they use double-checking and checking the applications related to their account.

"Even if it sounds bad, it's important to remember that this is not high-level hacking," said R. Daavid Edelman, director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Technology, Economy, and National Security Project.

"Basically, it's an act of vandalism, almost like scribbling a sign over Twitter's head office."

Cyber ​​security researcher Kevin Beaumont said the Dorsey account was hacked through a third-party application called Cloudhopper, acquired by Twitter 10 years ago, and had access to the Dorsey account.

Cloudhopper itself allows users to send text messages via SMS.

"It's basically an act of vandalism - the equivalent of painting a sign over Twitter HQ," Beaumont said. The incident raised fears that social media accounts, even famous personalities, would be hacked and used to spread false information.

Canadian legislator Michelle Rempel Garner also confirmed this statement. "Among robots, trolls and insults, I am skeptical that Twitter is a reliable platform," said Rempel Garner. "The fact that Twitter takes 30 minutes for the owner's account to be standardized is a big problem and makes me anxious to an elected official."

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