Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s Twitter account has been hacked

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    It Took Twitter 18 Long Minutes To Recover CEO Jack Dorsey's Hacked Account
    August 30, 2019
    https://www.forbes.com/sites/mnunez...s-to-recover-ceo-jack-dorseys-hacked-account/
     
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    Dorsey had been "SIM swapped,"

    "...'The phone number associated with the account was compromised due to a security oversight by the mobile provider,' a company spokesperson said in a statement...

    A source familiar with the situation confirmed that Dorsey had been "SIM swapped," or a process in which a hacker takes over a victim’s mobile phone number, and with that cellular account access, gains controls to applications connected to the phone number. This can happen if a hacker uses some personal information about a person — like the last four digits of a Social Security number, a credit card number, or even a fake ID — and calls the victim’s carrier’s customer service to move a mobile account over to another SIM card..."

    https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/nicolenguyen/jack-dorsey-twitter-was-hacked
     
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    another victim:
    Twitter moves to foil hackers after Chloe Grace Moretz's feed hijacked
    September 4, 2019
    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/twitter-moves-to-block-hackers-after-chloe-grace-moretzs-feed-hijacked/
     
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    Why ‘SIM swapping’ is a growing security nightmare and there is no way to prevent it
    https://beta.theglobeandmail.com/bu...owing-security-nightmare-and-there-is-no-way/
     
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    Authorities Arrest Suspected Jack Dorsey Hacker
    November 23, 2019
    https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/gyzawx/authorities-arrest-suspected-jack-dorsey-hacker
     
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    Mariah Carey’s Twitter Account Hacked
    December 31, 2019
    https://variety.com/2019/digital/news/mariah-carey-twitter-hacked-1203454529/
    Hackers claim to be from same group that took control of Twitter boss Jack Dorsey’s account
     
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    Mariah Carey and Adam Sandler Social Media Accounts With 23 Million Followers Hacked
    January 3, 2020
    https://www.forbes.com/sites/daveyw...ia-accounts-with-23-million-followers-hacked/
     
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    Twitter kills SMS-based tweeting in most countries
    April 27, 2020
    https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/twitter-kills-sms-based-tweeting-in-most-countries/
     
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