Jack Dorsey’s Twitter account was hacked AGAIN!
A group of hackers going by the handle of “Chuckle Squad” hacked the official Twitter account of Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on Friday afternoon.
Upon taking over the account, the hackers sent out several tweets filled with racial slurs. In of the tweets, the group posted a Discord link inviting people to join them on the site however the link was suspended by Discord within a few minutes.
As for Dorsey, it is unclear how his account was taken over but a look at now-deleted tweets revealed that the group used Cloudhopper to send tweets from Dorsey’s account. Cloudhopper is a Twitter-owned service supporting the company to help its SMS service. This also suggests that the group may have breached Dorsey’s account by hacking a third-party app authorized on his account.
.@Jack’s account has been hacked.
The Tweets are coming from a source called Cloudhopper. Cloudhopper was the name of the company Twitter acquired a long time ago to help bolster their SMS service.
Looks like the hackers are Tweeting via the old SMS service… pic.twitter.com/YcU3DTn9wS
— Sam (@Hooray) August 30, 2019
Twitter, on the other hand, also acknowledged that its CEO was indeed hacked. In a tweet, the company’s communication account said that “We’re aware that @jack was compromised and investigating what happened.”
Although, racist tweets from the compromised account were deleted with 10 minutes of the hack, the company later revealed that “The account is now secure, and there is no indication that Twitter’s systems have been compromised.”
The account is now secure, and there is no indication that Twitter's systems have been compromised.
— Twitter Comms (@TwitterComms) August 30, 2019
This, however, is not the first time when Dorsey’s Twitter account has been hacked. In July 2016, “Our Mine” hackers compromised his Vine account which was also linked to his Twitter allowing hackers to post content on both platforms simultaneously.
At the time of publishing this article; Dorsey’s Twitter account was restored.