#ChucklingSquad hacks Jack Dorsey's account; Twitter users go into an overdrive
The hackers posted racial epithets, offensive tweets from Twitter CEO's account.
Followed by 4.2 million users, a string of the racist tweets, offensive messages and anti-Semitic statements were posted from Dorsey's account for about 20 minutes. Some of those tweets contained the #ChucklingSquad hashtag.
The messages contained racial epithets, and included a retweet of a message supporting Nazi Germany.
Someone's having a bad day. #ChucklingSquad #jackhack https://t.co/Gz2DEStNbT— PLEASE STAND BY (@buzzskill_2000) 1567196418000
According to a report by The New York Times, the posts were quickly deleted, and were posted using a third-party service called CloudHopper.
Twitter's spokesperson said, in a statement, "We're aware that @jack was compromised and investigating what happened".
While some Twitter users showed concerned about the security, the others had a field day with jokes and memes. Some followers even shared a list of celebrities whose accounts were hacked. Some users even posted requests to hack the US President Donald Trump's account.
Damn, @loudmouthjulia had this article up in half the time it took @twitter to realize their CEO's @ was hacked & v… https://t.co/xnkv9GRPAa— #rePeteNews Pescatore (@JoshPescatore) 1567195971000
Lol. @jack 's account got hacked. So weird. Funny tho. I mean if his account can get hacked, then everybody's accou… https://t.co/N7K79Mm1Lw— Anwesh Satpathy (@anwesh_satpathy) 1567195135000
I hereby proclaim this day #ChucklingSquad Day !!!!! @jack do you agree give a #ChucklingHella— BLuE &GoLDCHiP (Clips) (@JohnNizich) 1567198763000
#ChucklingSquad hack donald trump and xxxtentacles— , & (@needysahlo) 1566673183000
So let me understand and please correct me if I’m wrong. #ChucklingSquad have hacked so far @KingBach, @shanedawson… https://t.co/vo1sTdCPyV— Austin Smith (@desposis) 1566939914000
There is a serial Twitter hacker on the loose.. This is not a drill #ChucklingSquad Etika, Shane Dawson & James… https://t.co/DL0cHMEASc— Sonia ♡ (@lady_pinx) 1566673157000
Twitter waiting for next @jack hacked tweet .... #ChucklingSquad https://t.co/TdlFU3p6lD— @_NPOB1 formerly @_NPOB (@_NPOB1) 1567196503000
This is not the first time that Dorsey's account was hacked. In 2016, a group of hackers going by the name OurMine conducted a similar attack that allowed them to post from Dorsey's account.
OurMine's messages, however, were not racist, and the group had claimed that they were simply testing the security practices of some of the most influential figures in the technology industry.
The hacker group seems to have been behind the hacking of accounts of the vloggers Shane Dawson and James Charles, among others.
This time, Chuckling Squad also set up a chat account on another website- Discord channel, where the group seemed to be boating about the hacking soon after Dorsey's account was hacked . The channel was quickly shut down.