Home Business 'Dutchman again manages to hack Donald Trump's Twitter account'

‘Dutchman again manages to hack Donald Trump’s Twitter account’

A Dutch security researcher managed to log into the Twitter account of US President Donald Trump last week. He and two others already succeeded in this in 2016. De Volkskrant and Vrij Nederland write that on Thursday, after the media saw evidence. Twitter and the White House dispute that Trump’s account has been hacked.

A Dutch security researcher managed to log into the Twitter account of US President Donald Trump last week. He and two others already succeeded in this in 2016. De Volkskrant and Vrij Nederland write that on Thursday, after the media saw evidence. Twitter and the White House dispute that Trump’s account has been hacked.

Investigator Victor Gevers was able to guess the password in seven attempts and found that the president was not using two-step verification. He had the ability to post messages on Trump’s behalf and view private messages, which he did not.

The two-step verification has likely been disabled, as several Trump campaigners also have access to the account.

Gevers has reported the leak to the US government and the president is said to have changed his password and enabled two-step verification. Gevers had a hard time finding someone who could respond to his report, Vrij Nederland writes in a reconstruction.

Gevers received no response from Trump’s team in his previous hack. The magazine speculates that the investigator has now posted a tweet to Trump’s account to get his attention.

Four years ago, three Dutch people, including Gevers, also managed to guess Trump’s password and gain access to his account.

Twitter: ‘We see no evidence of the hack’

A Twitter spokesperson told various American media, including Variety, that Trump’s account has not been hacked. “We have not seen any evidence to support this claim, including in the article published today in the Netherlands.”

According to the company, Trump’s account, like some other high-ranking users, is under additional security measures. For example, it is strongly recommended to set up two-step verification.

A White House spokesperson has denied the hack in conversation with The Verge. “It’s absolutely not true,” adding that the White House never comments on the security measures surrounding the president’s social media accounts.

Stay Connected

0FansLike
0FollowersFollow
10FollowersFollow
13SubscribersSubscribe

Editor´s Pick

Amsterdam is repentant by corona: from now on only “quality tourists” in the city

Amsterdam hopes to attract a different type of tourist after corona. A new image campaign abroad and measures to control visitor flows, such as a ban on Airbnb and a tax for day trippers, should help.

Latest Posts

‘Sinterklaas spends more this year and avoids the shopping street’

Sinterklaas is in a generous mood this year and spends an average of 84 euros on gifts. Many Sinterklaas have listened to the call of mayors and avoided the shopping streets. More than half of the presents have been purchased online and that is the first time, ING's Economics Department reports Friday.

Prime Minister Rutte does not count on an extension of the Christmas holiday

Prime Minister Rutte currently thinks that it makes no sense to extend the Christmas holidays by a week for the schools. "Now I would say that this measure has no dramatic effect. I do not expect the schools to close longer." The prime minister does have a reservation: "We will decide in the coming days. It could be different next week."

The Battle of the Scheldt has its premiere in all the halls of Vlissingen cinema

The war epos The Battle of the Scheldt will premiere in a unique way in Vlissingen on 14 December. CineCity will then be the first cinema in the Netherlands to show the film in all theaters throughout the day.

Related News

How anonymous is the Forum for Democracy ‘anonymous’ referendum?

The Forum for Democracy 'anonymous' referendum is not that anonymous at all. The voting system knows the full names, email and internet addresses of all voters, despite Forum trying to hide this.

‘Sinterklaas spends more this year and avoids the shopping street’

Sinterklaas is in a generous mood this year and spends an average of 84 euros on gifts. Many Sinterklaas have listened to the call of mayors and avoided the shopping streets. More than half of the presents have been purchased online and that is the first time, ING's Economics Department reports Friday.

Prime Minister Rutte does not count on an extension of the Christmas holiday

Prime Minister Rutte currently thinks that it makes no sense to extend the Christmas holidays by a week for the schools. "Now I would say that this measure has no dramatic effect. I do not expect the schools to close longer." The prime minister does have a reservation: "We will decide in the coming days. It could be different next week."

The Battle of the Scheldt has its premiere in all the halls of Vlissingen cinema

The war epos The Battle of the Scheldt will premiere in a unique way in Vlissingen on 14 December. CineCity will then be the first cinema in the Netherlands to show the film in all theaters throughout the day.

André Hazes about friendship Dries Roelvink: ‘He is really a father figure’

André Hazes sees colleague Dries Roelvink as a father figure, he tells De Telegraaf on Friday. De Leef singer says that he is regularly supported by his friend and colleague.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here