Dutch security researchers hacked Trump’s Twitter account
Earlier, Dutch security researcher Victor Gevers stated that he had hacked Trump’s Twitter account, which of course was done for security research purposes. At that time, Victor Gevers posted a picture showing that he logged into the back-end management center of Trump’s account.
The attack method is actually very special. Gevers guessed that Trump’s account password might be MAGA2020, and after trying, he successfully logged in to the account.
However, Twitter officials denied this. Twitter said that it did not find any abnormalities in Trump’s account, and the White House did not issue a response to this security issue.
In response to this situation, the Dutch police also intervened in the investigation. The investigation confirmed that Gevers had indeed logged into the Trump account, but the police were only responsible for the investigation and not the trial.
When the Dutch prosecutor tried the case a few days ago, he stated that Gevers would not be punished because he was a security researcher and the purpose of the attack itself was for security research.
The prosecutor believed that Gevers’ behavior was ethical, except that the login account showed weakness and did not use Trump’s account for any unfavorable use.
The reason that can attract the attention of the Dutch police is that the police believe that if Trump’s account is hacked before and after the election, it may cause some unnecessary trouble.
Therefore, the relevant investigation results were also sent to the US authorities for reference, but the White House has always refused to respond, while Twitter insisted that no security problems were found.
In reference to the latest development, Twitter said: “We’ve seen no evidence to corroborate this claim, including from the article published in the Netherlands today. We proactively implemented account security measures for a designated group of high-profile, election-related Twitter accounts in the United States, including federal branches of government.”