Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has account hacked

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has account hacked


Jack Dorsey, chief executive officer and co-founder of Square Inc., speaks during a Bloomberg Television interview on Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017.

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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s account on the social network was compromised on Friday and began sending out erratic tweets.

Dorsey’s account began sending a flurry of tweets, including some with racial slurs and others that defended Nazi Germany, just before 4 p.m.

A Twitter spokesperson said the company was aware Dorsey’s account was compromised and the company was investigating what happened. The company deleted the tweets around 4:10 p.m.

The takeover of Dorsey’s account comes soon after similar accounts hacks of YouTube stars James Charles and Shane Dawson. A group on the chat app Discord that refers to itself as the Chuckling Squad claimed to be behind the takeover of Dorsey’s account.

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