Donald Trump Twitter account was hacked by a Dutch security researcher, claims he has gained access to US President Donald Trump’s Twitter account just days before the 2020 US election.
A security researcher and an ethical hacker Victor Gevers claims to have had access to the US President’s personal Twitter account last Friday. Victor Gevers claims it only took five attempts to guess the password to President Donald Trump’s Twitter account — “maga2020!”.
While Twitter has denied Gevers claims, saying it has “no evidence” the claim is true, Dutch security experts have reviewed them and find them credible.
“I expected to be blocked after four attempts. Or would be asked to provide additional information,” Gevers told De Volkskrant. “So, he tries to warn others. Trump’s campaign team, his family. He sends messages via Twitter asking if someone will call Trump’s attention to the fact that his Twitter account is not safe. He tags the CIA, the White House, the FBI, Twitter themselves.
In fact, security researchers have been able to access Trump’s account since 2016, a group of self-described “grumpy old hackers” obtained Trump’s password and accessed his account..
2 – Factor Authentication:
Two–factor authentication (2FA) is a security system that requires two distinct forms of identification in order to access something. Two–factor authentication can be used to strengthen the security of an online account, a smartphone, or even a door.
A day later, Gevers noticed that two-step verification had been activated on Trump’s account, he noted. Later, he received an email from the US Secret Service and Gevers shared all of the information he had discovered with them.
Two-step verification has now been added to Trump’s account and hopefully, the incident has convinced the President of the importance of using a strong and complex password for his Twitter account.
According to De Volkskrant, they thanked him for bringing the security problem to their attention.
Cybercriminals are “going after the minds of the American people and their trust in the democratic institutions that we use to select our leaders, “Matt Olney, director of Talos’ Threat Intelligence and Interdiction.