Twitter CEO's account hacked, offensive tweets posted

@jack’s twitter attacked, phone number hacked

Nowadays, People rely on social media platforms as a go-to source of information and also depend on these platforms to perform a variety of tasks.

"In case you cannot shield Jack, you cannot shield... jack", a single Twitter user-centric. If the account of Twitter's CEO was compromised then how can others account be secured?

Hackers could potentially use this method to send tweets from other accounts belonging to prominent figures -- including American elected officials who are frequent Twitter users, like President Trump - so long as the targets haven't opted out of tweeting by text.

On Friday afternoon, the 30th of August 2019, tweeter account of the Tweeter Inc. But given its importance and influence, the logical question then becomes - how safe is it to actually use Twitter to transmit messages truthfully and faithfully, and build your online identity? According to the Twitter, the account of Jack Dorsey was compromised due to security ignorance of his mobile provider. "This allowed an unauthorized person to compose and send tweets via text message from the phone number", the social media company said in a statement.

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In a successful SIM swap attack, hackers persuade a mobile phone provider to transfer a victim's phone number to the hacker's SIM card, giving the hacker access to the victim's calls and messages.

Nonetheless, despite reveal of a major flaw on Twitter Inc.'s security protocol, one of the six supermajors proffering internet service across the globe, shares of Twitter Inc., concluded Friday's (August 30th) market with a modest gain of 0.38 percent to $42.65 per share after falling as much as 1.64 percent followed by reveal of the security breach during post-lunch United States trading hours.

The compromised tweets of Dorsey's account were posted on Twitter through an app named Cloudhopper which in late 2010 was acquired by Twitter and enables users to tweets based on SMS. The platform Twitter was always surrounded by scandals and faced a lot of police hate and abuse on its platform as well. Today, if a text is sent to 40404 from a USA phone number associated with a Twitter account, that account will post the text, and it will be labeled as coming from Cloudhopper. It's a publicly-traded tech company that routinely struggles with user numbers and user engagement, as an otherwise accepted metric to prove a platform's immediate value to its investors - and to the world at large. Users now feel less secure with the recent incident of Dorsey.

"While it's tempting to laugh at the irony of it, the real-world consequences don't make it amusing", University of Hartford communications professor Adam Chiara said of Dorsey's account being hacked. These incidents show us that even the account of Twitter's CEO is as vulnerable as any ordinary user so Twitter should better start working on the security of the platform.

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