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Twitter CEO account hacked

Scitech Report

2 September, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Twitter CEO account hacked

Twitter said on Friday that the account of chief executive Jack Dorsey had been "compromised" after a series of erratic and offensive messages were posted.

The tweets containing racial slurs and suggestions about a bomb showed up around 2000 GMT on the @jack account of the founder of the short messaging service before being deleted.

Some of the tweets contained the hashtag #ChucklingSquad, which was believed to indicate the identity of the hacker group, reports CGTN.

The messages contained racial epithets, and included a retweet of a message supporting Nazi Germany.

A barrage of comments fired off on the platform questioned why the Twitter co-founder didn't secure his account with two-factor authentication, and how disturbing a sign it was that the service wasn't to keep its own chief safe on the platform.