The Guardian reports:
Donald Trump’s Twitter account was hacked last week, after a Dutch researcher correctly guessed the president’s password: “maga2020!”, Dutch media reported. Victor Gevers, a security expert, had access to Trump’s direct messages, could post tweets in his name and change his profile, De Volkskrant newspaper reported.
Gevers – who previously managed to log into Trump’s account in 2016 – gained access by guessing Trump’s password. He tried “maga2020!” on his fifth attempt and it worked. Maga stands for Trump’s oft used campaign slogan Make America Great Again.
“I expected to be blocked after four failed attempts. Or at least would be asked to provide additional information,” Gevers told De Volkskrant. Twitter, however, denied the report. “We’ve seen no evidence to corroborate this claim, including from the article published in the Netherlands today.”
“Remarkably, it wasn’t the first time Gevers has gained access to the president’s Twitter account. In 2016 he and two others guessed Trump’s password and got into his account.
Back then Trump’s password was ‘yourefired.'”
— Katie Phang (@KatiePhang) October 22, 2020
“We’ve seen no evidence to corroborate this claim, including from the article published in the Netherlands today. We proactively implemented account security measures for a designated group of high-profile, election-related Twitter accounts in the USA.” https://t.co/BhJdC0tyqn
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) October 22, 2020
New: Dutch researcher @0xDUDE hacked Twitter account @realDonaldTrump last week, using password 'maga2020!'. 2FA was not enabled, according to researcher. Experts consider his claim (and the screenshots) reliable.https://t.co/8HGP6MqZiE
— Huib Modderkolk (@huibmodderkolk) October 22, 2020