Dec 16, 2020

Trump Twitter ‘hack’: Police accept attacker's claim

Reuters/White House/BBC. Dutch prosecutors have found a hacker did successfully log in to Donald Trump's Twitter account by guessing his password - "MAGA2020!". Mr Gevers shared what he said were screenshots of the inside of Mr Trump's account on 22 October, during the final stages of the US presidential election. The well respected cyber-security researcher said he had been conducting a semi-regular sweep of the Twitter accounts of high-profile US election candidates, on 16 October, when he had guessed President Trump's password. The president's account, which has 89 million followers, is now secure. Twitter has refused to answer direct questions from BBC News, including whether the account had extra security or logs that would have shown an unknown login.

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