The Twitter account of Jack Dorsey, boss and founder of the social network, appeared to have been hacked on Friday and displayed insulting or racist messages.
The Twitter account of Jack Dorsey, boss and founder of the social network, was hacked Friday and posted insulting or racist messages. Racist insults against blacks and tweets apologizing for Adolf Hitler began to appear shortly before 8 pm GMT.
The messages were quickly removed in about fifteen minutes, but long enough for the news to go around Twitter and the subject of multiple comments often mocking.
The company "investigates what happened"
"We are aware that @jack has been hacked and we are investigating what happened," tweeted the company, adding: "the account is now secure, and there is no sign that Twitter's systems have been compromised. "
The hacked tweets featured several hashtags apparently used in other previous hacks: #chucklingsquad and #ChucklingHela.
In particular, the London police account was hacked in July and the same shards appeared on the hijacked tweets. The police then attributed the attack to a young man, adolescent or twenties, known as Cal or @ Cal086 who would live in the United States.