What we know about how Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey's account was hacked, and the group called 'Chuckling Squad' who is claiming responsibility
Twitter founder Jack Dorsey
- Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey's account (@jack) was hacked on Friday afternoon, Twitter's official communications account confirmed at 4:05 PM EST.
- A group that identified itself as the "Chuckling Squad," the same hackers that have targeted famous YouTubers, including James Charles and Shane Dawson, says it acquired access to Dorsey's account.
- The hackers tweeted out racial and anti-Semitic slurs and more than a dozen tweets and retweets over a 20-minute period before Twitter responded.
- At 5:22 PM EST, Twitter's communications team said that Dorsey's account had been "secured," and that "there is no indication that Twitter's systems have been compromised."
- Here's what we know about the hack so far.
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The hack of @jack lasted for under 30 minutes on Friday afternoon.
The hacking group that identified itself as taking over Dorsey's account has previously targeted YouTubers, including James Charles.Advertisement
Tweets sent while Dorsey's account was hacked seemingly used the service "Cloudhopper," a third-party service.
Some were quick to joke and speculate that Dorsey and members of his team may be at the Burning Man music festival.Advertisement
Twitter says Dorsey's account is now secure.