Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has his social media account hacked, again

Kevin Wright
August 30, 2019 - 5:16 pm
Jack Dorsey speaks onstage at WIRED25 Summit

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The chief executive of Twitter had his account hacked, again. 

On Friday afternoon, the hack of Jack Dorsey’s account @Jack began with a “shout out” of six people and the hash tag #ChucklingHella.

This is a screen shot of Jack Dorsey's twitter account from Friday 8/30/19.

That tweet would then be followed up with a flurry of tweets that would include a link to a voice chat service, racist messages and hash tags, a bomb threat at Twitter HQ and even the promise to release the account password, if “#ChucklingSquad” starting trending.

Twitter announced a short time later that they were aware of the incident and that they were investigating. 

Many Twitter users seemed dumbfounded that the company’s CEO could even have his account hacked.

However, this isn’t the first time Dorsey’s account has been compromised.

In 2016, Dorsey had both his Twitter and Vine accounts hacked. That hacking group was also said to have been responsible for defacing Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Google boss Sundar Pichai’s social media accounts, according to The Guardian.

While it is still not clear how today’s hackers accessed the account, the hackers in the 2016 incident were said to have gotten access via Dorsey's Vine account, which was linked to his Twitter.   

Twitter Inc. has since taken down the recent the tweets, but today's hack didn't leave users feeling safe.