Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey was hacked on his personal platform, his firm mentioned, with a torrent of unusual tweets despatched from his account. Twitter mentioned it’s investigating the matter additional.
Dorsey’s Twitter account started placing out inflammatory tweets on Friday afternoon, simply earlier than 4pm, in accordance with CNBC. Some of the posts spoke approvingly of the Nazis, whereas others included racial slurs.
The tweets have since been deleted.
Twitter declared the account “secure” round 5:30 pm EDT on Friday, including there have been no indications the corporate’s pc techniques had been compromised.
The offending tweets had been despatched via Cloudhopper, initially a third-party app that Twitter purchased in 2010.
The hack seems to have been carried out by a gaggle referred to as ‘Chuckling Squad’ on chat platform Discord; in the course of the intrusion Dorsey’s account repeatedly tweeted out the identify of the group as hashtags.
This is identical group that appears to have been liable for final month’s hack of the London Metropolitan Police, which took over the Twitter account in addition to the web site of the biggest UK police pressure.Apparently utilizing an automatic press launch function, the hackers used the Met Police Twitter to put up obscenities, racial slurs and references to themselves or their pals.