London: Three hackers who tried to interrupt into Donald Trump’s Twitter account simply earlier than the presidential elections in October 2016 had been left amused to see that his leaked password ‘yourfired’ labored to enter his Twitter account, the media reported on Friday.
In keeping with a reviews, the Dutch hackers discovered Trump’s password due to a 2012 LinkedIn knowledge breach involving a database of 117 million usernames and passwords.
The password ‘yourfired’ – the erroneously spelled catchphrase for Trump’s TV actuality present ‘The Apprentice’ – turned out to additionally work on his Twitter account.
“They were shocked when it worked. The Dutch knew they were potentially in trouble, because it could be interpreted as a cyber attack on a presidential candidate,” Vrij Nederland journalist Gerard Janssen who noticed the hacking screenshots was quoted as saying.
The hackers didn’t imply to do any hurt or put up something from Trump’s account as they had been “testing the security on the account, and then they reported the vulnerability to Trump and the United States government”.
The hackers by no means heard again from Trump however they did get a message from the Nationwide Cyber Safety Heart saying that the American authorities had taken up the report. “Thank you for contacting us”.
In July this yr, 130 a number of high-profile personalities like Invoice Gates, Elon Musk, Apple, Joe Biden and Barack Obama noticed their Twitter accounts being hacked in a crypto rip-off. Trump’s account was not a part of the hack.
In keeping with reviews, Trump’s accounts could have some type of enhanced safety measures that aren’t out there to common verified Twitter account holders.
“The president would undoubtedly be the service’s prime target for hackers, so it is possible that Twitter has afforded Trump and his staff some form of extra verification that made it more difficult to breach his account,” Forbes reported.