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President Trump's Twitter Reportedly Hacked Into & The Password Was Revealed

President Trump's Twitter Reportedly Hacked Into & The Password Was Revealed

Update: Twitter has now responded to this story with a statement.


President Donald Trump‘s Twitter account password was reportedly a little predictable.

Victor Gevers, a Dutch security researcher at the GDI Foundation and chair of the Dutch Institute for Vulnerability Disclosure, claimed that he was able to access the President’s Twitter account last week by guessing the password.

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He was reportedly able to access the account by guessing the password: “maga2020!”.

The researcher told TechCrunch he guessed the president’s account password and was successful on the fifth attempt. There was also no two-factor authentication set up, he claimed.

After he logged in, he reportedly emailed US-CERT, a division of Homeland Security’s cyber unit Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), to reveal the security breach, which TechCrunch also confirmed. There’s also an alleged screenshot from inside his account. The password has apparently since been changed.

This is the second time the researcher was reportedly able to gain access into the account, following his 2016 attempt. The password then was “yourefired,” his catchphrase from The Apprentice.

The Dutch news outlet RTL News first reported this story.

However, Twitter’s Ian Plunkett issued a statement in response, claiming there is no evidence that this happened.

“We’ve seen no evidence to corroborate this claim, including from the article published in the Netherlands today. We proactively implemented account security measures for a designated group of high-profile, election-related Twitter accounts in the United States, including federal branches of government.”

A spokesperson for the White House and the Trump campaign did not immediately comment regarding the TechCrunch report, but White House deputy press secretary Judd Deere reportedly said the story is “absolutely not true,” but declined to comment on the president’s social media security. A spokesperson for CISA also did not immediately confirm the report.

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