Agence France-Presse reports:
Dutch prosecutors have confirmed that Donald Trump’s Twitter account was hacked in October despite denials from Washington and the company, but said the “ethical hacker” would not face charges.
The hacker, named as Victor Gevers, broke into Trump’s account @realDonaldTrump on 16 October by guessing the US president’s password, Dutch media reports said.
Gevers, 44, disclosed the hack immediately, saying the password he guessed was “maga2020!”, referring to the Trump slogan “Make America Great Again”.
Twitter and the White House both denied that any hacking took place when the claim first surfaced.
Dutch prosecutors say Trump’s Twitter account was hacked by guessing his password: maga2020! https://t.co/5enSbXvAwc
— Vox (@voxdotcom) December 16, 2020