The latest Twitter hack in the past few days was targeted at Donald Trump’s official Twitter account (@realDonaldTrump). On Thursday afternoon when a tweet appeared on Trump’s Twitter profile saying “These hoes think they classy, well that’s the class I’m skippen”, everyone knew something was wrong. And it was. 15 minutes later the tweet was deleted and Trump’s account recovered. Then the profile said “My Twitter has been seriously hacked— and we are looking for the perpetrators.” We wish him luck to find the bad guys.
Another hacking news story concerns Zendesk – customer service software and ticketing system – was hacked earlier this week and three of their clients were affected. Namely Twitter, Tumblr and Pinterest. It doesn’t look like any passwords were stolen, however email addresses and subject lines of users seeking support were.
The official Zendesk statement about the breach says: “Our ongoing investigation indicates that the hacker had access to the support information that three of our customers store on our system. We believe that the hacker downloaded email addresses of users who contacted those three customers for support, as well as support email subject lines. We notified our affected customers immediately and are working with them to assist in their response.”
It seems like the Twitter hack of 250,000 users started this whole “hacking spree”. Earlier this week the Twitter accounts of BurgerKing and Jeep were hacked, also Apple and Facebook head some troubles too. Now we have Donald Trump and Zendesk, who’s next? Maybe it is time to change your passwords or strengthen your security policies.
And the last but not least: MTV and BET Twitter accounts appeared to be hacked, however they did this on purpose to get more followers and media attention. What do you think about that? Let us know in comments.