Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s Twitter Account Hacked

On Friday afternoon, at around 1pm, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey started tweeting out some unusual updates.

Twitter’s communications team shared this update with the public:

Twitter Communication Team has confirmed that the issue was related to a SIM hijack, though they note that the tweets were sent via text message, meaning Dorsey’s DMs would not have been accessible. Keep note that Jack only works through his iPhone not on any other device, so getting access to DM’s would be a nightmare for a CEO of a company.

The Chuckling Squad has taken credit for a number of attacks on high-profile Twitter accounts recently, including beauty vlogger James Charles and an account belonging to YouTube personality Desmond Amofah, known as Etika, who died earlier this year in an apparent suicide.

While the security lapse appears to have happened outside the company, it is still an embarrassing incident for Twitter, a service which hosts the world’s most powerful leaders.

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