Cybersecurity specialist from the Netherlands Victor Gevers guessed the password of US President Donald Trump on Twitter and gained access to his account.
Reported by de Volkskrant.
The specialist said that Trump's password is вЂњmaga2020!вЂќ This is an abbreviation for вЂњMake America Great AgainвЂќ вЂ” Trump's campaign slogan.
After four unsuccessful attempts, Gevers entered the password again and gained access to the account. Trump's account was not protected by two-factor authentication, he said.
Gevers wrote a letter to the President of the United States in which he invited Trump to come up with a longer password and enable two-factor authentication.
He also contacted the US Cyber and Infrastructure Security Agency, the CIA, the FBI, the White House, Trump's campaign headquarters, and the Twitter administration.
The next day, the specialist noticed that two-factor authentication was turned on in Trump's account. Two days later, he was contacted by the US Secret Service, to which Gevers forwarded all available information. Then Trump's Twitter password changed.
However, there is no evidence that Gevers hacked the account, and the White House reported that his statement was false.
We also wrote that Facebook and Twitter restricted the distribution of an article by the New York Post, in which the correspondence of the son of US presidential candidate Joe Biden was published.