Twitter account of Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey was hacked on Friday and was in hands of hackers for around 20 minutes. It was used to send abusive and racist tweets as well as do some retweets. While it’s not clear who and which group of hackers hacked Dorsey’s account, from tweets it seemed that hackers calling themselves Chuckle Squad were behind it. The same group of hackers also recently targeted Twitter account of several YouTubers and celebrities.
Before someone at Twitter or may be Jack himself managed to get control of the hacker account, hackers had sent out several abusive and racist tweets. One tweet read, Nazi Germany did nothing wrong. Another one read, Intel is there’s a bomb at Twitter HQ.
The tweets were later deleted. But Twitter users took screenshots and shared them, highlighting that even Twitter CEO is not immune to cyber security threats on the social media website.
A lot of people also made jokes about Jack using a weak password or not using two-factor authentication. However, it doesn’t look like that the account of the Twitter CEO was hacked due to a weak password. The tweets made by hackers showed Cloudhopper as a source. Cloudhopper is a service that Twitter earlier acquired and it allows users to tweet through SMS. It seems that hackers made tweets through Jack’s account using SMS.
It is possible that hackers may have gained limited access to the account of Jack Dorsey using SIM swap fraud.