Jack Dorsey's Twitter has become one of the largest social media companies in the world, yet even he is at the mercy of hackers.
Last Friday, August 27th, Jack's personal Twitter account was hacked by a group reportedly called The Chuckling Squad. This group overtook the CEO's account in the early afternoon and made multiple tweets that included shout outs to multiple people and hashtags, various derogatory comments, a plea to join their server, and even a bomb threat.
These tweets were quickly deleted in about 20 minutes and Twitter responded quickly saying they were investigating the attack, stating that everything was secure an hour later. Later on in the day they confirmed that this attack was in fact a SIM swap attack conducted on Jack Dorsey's phone number.
In a SIM swap attack, hackers either trick a mobile company or bribe them to give out a cell phone number and switch it to a new SIM card. Once they have this number they can go into applications and ask them to send a one time passcode to this new number and then gain access to others accounts. Only once the user has realized this has been done do they contact their mobile provider and have it changed.
This issue has existed for some time, but in the last year or so and with the rising power of social media, this issue has become more influential. The mobile providers have "put up" barriers such as pins and verbal passwords, but that still does not stop the ones that have been obtained through bribery.
We ask that you stay vigilant on all of your social media, and banking accounts that can be connected to your phone number.
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