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TechnologyTwitter CEO Dorsey's account sent racist tweets after hack

00:35  31 august  2019
00:35  31 august  2019 Source:   msn.com

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey's account hacked

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey's account hacked Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey's account hacked

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey ' s account on the social network was compromised on Friday and began sending out erratic tweets . Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey ' s account hacked . Published 18 min agoUpdated Moments Ago.

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey ’ s Twitter account was hacked on Friday afternoon by a group that calls itself the Chuckle Squad. It appears to be the same The Tweets are coming from a source called Cloudhopper. Cloudhopper was the name of the company Twitter acquired a long time ago to help

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey's account has gotten hacked, and whoever broke in sent racist and vulgar tweets to his 4.2 million followers.

Twitter CEO Dorsey's account sent racist tweets after hack © Provided by The Associated Press FILE - In this June 7, 2019, file photo, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey leaves after his talk with French President Emmanuel Macron at the Elysee Palace in Paris. Dorsey's official account was hacked Friday, Aug. 30, 2019, and sending racist and vulgar tweets to his 4.2 million followers. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)

Some of the tweets were up for about 30 minutes before Twitter took them down.

The tweets included messages such as "Hitler is innocent" and, using a vulgarity, asked "bald skeleton head," referring to Dorsey, to unsuspend certain accounts.

Twitter says it's investigating. The company suspended accounts that the hacker or hackers retweeted while they had control of Dorsey's account.

The incident comes as Twitter and Dorsey have promised to improve the "health" and civility of discourse on the social media service, cracking down on hate speech and abuse.

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Twitter nixes tweets by text after CEO account hack.
Twitter on Wednesday halted users' ability to fire off tweets via text messages as it seeks to fix a vulnerability that led to CEO Jack Dorsey's account being hijacked. "We're temporarily turning off the ability to Tweet via SMS, or text message, to protect people's accounts," the Twitter support team wrote on the platform. "We're taking this step because of vulnerabilities that need to be addressed by mobile carriers and our reliance on having a linked phone number for two-factor authentication.

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