Twitter, the social networking giant from America has disclosed that it doesn’t’ have any evidence that a dutch security researcher accessed Donald Trump’s Twitter account with a password ‘maga2020’ to post a satirical article from the Babylon Bee.
From Tuesday this week, Victor Gevers the founder of GDI. Foundation which reveals data breaches to the public, announced to the world that he has access to Donald Trump’s Twitter account and can post anything that could influence the US Presidential Elections 2020 to a great extent.
Mr. Gevers was seen trumpeting about his achievements on his social media account and stated that he easily guessed the password of Trump’s Twitter handle just within 7 attempts.
As the US President never opted for an extra security layer in the form of 2FA to protect his Twitter account, anyone in the world can easily access his account through automated brute force or password spraying cyber attacks.
What’s interesting about this data breach is that the same hacker who boasts himself to be an ethical hacker was also involved in a similar attack on Trump’s Twitter handle just before the 2016 US elections.
“I do a lot of random checks on the social media accounts of public figures and happened to gain control of Trump’s Twitter handle on a recent note using password guesses like – yourefired, !IwillAmericaGreatAgain!, MakeAmericaGreatAgain’, Maga2020, Maga2020!, maga2020!. And my last skilled attempt made me access the account of Trump”, said Gevers.
To give credit to his claim, Gevers said that he posted an article from the satirical publication the Babylon Bee on October 16 2020 which states that Twitter has shut down a network that was being used to spread negative news on Biden.
Gevers claimed that the whole thing of hacking Trump’s Twitter account started almost 6 years ago( in 2016) and he is hopeful that the latest in 2020 will be his last time to breach trump.