Twitter CEO – Jack Dorsey’s personal twitter account has been hacked on Friday afternoon by a group of hackers that calls itself as Chuckle Squad. Twitter communication handle has tweeted about the hack and stated that they are investigating what has happened.
We’re aware that @jack was compromised and investigating what happened.
— Twitter Comms (@TwitterComms) August 30, 2019
Hacker tweeted racist terms from Jack’s account. It is not yet known how the account has been compromised but it seems as the tweets are coming from a source called Cloudhopper. Cloudhopper is the name of the company that Twitter acquired a long time ago to help bolster their SMS service. Looks like the hackers are Tweeting via the old SMS service.
.@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
Hacker after gaining access has also tweeted a link of Discord server in which they asked people to Join. This group seems to be the same group that attacked a number of YouTube creators & influencers last week on twitter including James Charles, Shane Dawson and famous comedian King Bach.
Many of these YouTubers & influencers at the time suggested their accounts has been breached following a SIM card swap conducted by AT&T employees.
“We are working with law enforcement, have restored the customers’ service, and discussed ways to secure the account,” an AT&T spokesperson – as reported by The Verge
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s account has previously been hacked a security firm – OurMine in 2016. Firm tweeted link to their website with a tweet stating “testing your security”.
Update: All the tweets and retweets have been removed from the Twitter CEO account and it seems that account access has been regained.