Three hackers who tried to interrupt into Donald Trump’s Twitter account simply earlier than the presidential elections in October 2016 have been left amused to see that his leaked password ‘yourfired’ labored to enter his Twitter account, the media reported on Friday. According to a report within the Netherlands-based information portal nltimes.nl, the Dutch hackers discovered Trump’s password due to a 2012 LinkedIn information breach involving a database of 117 million usernames and passwords. The password ‘yourfired’ – the erroneously spelled catchphrase for Trump’s TV actuality present ‘The Apprentice’ – turned out to additionally work on his Twitter account.
“They have been shocked when it labored. The Dutch knew they have been probably in bother, as a result of it could possibly be interpreted as a cyber assault on a presidential candidate,” Vrij Nederland journalist Gerard Janssen who noticed the hacking screenshots was quoted as saying. The hackers didn’t imply to do any hurt or publish something from Trump’s account as they have been “testing the safety on the account, after which they reported the vulnerability to Trump and the United States authorities”. The hackers by no means heard again from Trump however they did get a message from the National Cyber Security Center saying that the American authorities had taken up the report. “Thank you for contacting us”.
In July this yr, 130 a number of high-profile personalities like Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Apple, Joe Biden and Barack Obama noticed their Twitter accounts being hacked in a crypto rip-off. Trump’s account was not a part of the hack. According to reviews, Trump’s accounts could have some type of enhanced safety measures that are not accessible to common verified Twitter account holders. “The president would undoubtedly be the service’s prime goal for hackers, so it’s attainable that Twitter has afforded Trump and his workers some type of further verification that made it tougher to breach his account,” Forbes reported.