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8/30/2019
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@jack Got Hacked: Twitter CEO's Tweets Hijacked

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey's Twitter account was, apparently, hijacked for roughly 20 minutes and used for a racist rant.

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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9/3/2019 | 4:50:57 AM
Re: Pending Review
Did @jack made an annoucement about it ?
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8/31/2019 | 8:21:48 PM
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