The Twitter account of Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, well known by his handle @jack, was apparently hijacked today.
Over the course of roughly 20 minutes, the account was used to tweet and retweet dozens of racist and incendiary posts, many tagged with the name #ChucklingSquad, a group that's been credited with several account takeover attacks recently.
One suspected method of the account takeover is a SIM swap, which enables an attacker to intercept any two-factor authentication that uses SMS as the second factor. In a SIM swap, the number associated with one SIM card is changed to be associated with a different device.
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