Donald Trump Jr. Has His Twitter Account Pwned

Numerous news outlets including the BBC are reporting that Donald Trump Jr. who is the son of Donald Trump has had his Twitter account pwned by hackers:

In a string of now deleted posts, the account claimed his father had died and directed a racial slur at President Joe Biden.

The posts were on the page, which has 10 million followers, for less than an hour before being deleted.

The Trump Organization said that the account was hacked.

One of the posts read: “I’m sad to announce, my father Donald Trump has passed away. I will be running for president in 2024.”

Another said North Korea was “about to get smoked”, while one post wrote of “some interesting messages” with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.

Others mentioned Richard Heart, a cryptocurrency influencer facing fraud charges by the Securities and Exchange Commission, and YouTuber Logan Paul.

The posts began appearing after 08:00 ET (12:00 GMT).

Though one has to question if Elon Musk led Twitter has a larger issue with security, it is possible that Trump Jr. might have had a weak easy to guess password. Or he was a victim of a credential stuffing attack. That would go back to Elon having a larger issue with security. In any case, this has to hurt if you’re Trump Jr. After all, the ego of anyone named Trump is a fragile thing.

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