Netherlands is investigating researchers allegedly hacked into Trump's Twitter account
Netherlands is investigating researchers allegedly hacked into Trump's Twitter account

The Dutch police have questioned a security researcher, who said: He succeeded in logging into the US President (Donald Trump) Twitter account by guessing the password.

Last month, a famous cyber investigator (Victor Jeffers) said he could use the MAGA2020 password! Visit Trump's Twitter account. The White House denied this, and Twitter said there was no evidence of a violation.

However, Jeffers has now released more information to support his claim. During police questioning, Jeffers revealed for the first time that he had more evidence of "piracy" than before.

Jeffers didn't exactly disclose the information he was in possession of, but by logging into his Twitter account, hackers can view and send private messages, see a user's tweets bookmarked, and access the information. Like numbers. People who have been blocked by account holders. It is also possible to download files for all user data including photos and messages.

A spokesman for the Dutch attorney general's office confirmed to De Volkskrant: "We are currently investigating the possibility of a crime." The spokesman said: Your investigation is an "independent Dutch investigation" and not at the request of American legal aid.

Police told the BBC: The high-tech crime-fighting team has questioned Jeffers' testimony, but it has not yet been suspected.

Police must first prove the violation. If the attorney general concludes that Jeffer's actions are illegal and not covered by cybersecurity research, he could face up to four years in prison.

Jeffers once told reporters that he hacked Trump's account on October 22 - the account has 89 million subscribers.

Jeffers said that when he guessed President Trump's password on October 16, he checked the Twitter accounts of US election candidates almost regularly. He tweeted or changed settings, but said he took screenshots of parts of the boss's account.

He said: He spent a few days calling the Trump campaign to warn them of their safety because they lack additional guarantees like two-factor authentication before revealing what happened to the media.

Twitter said at the time, "We have no evidence to support this claim. We have actively studied the security measures of a number of specific Twitter accounts closely related to the US elections including: Federal administrations."

Some members of the information security community have expressed doubts about Jeffers' story because his screenshots may be bogus. However, he claims to have a lot of data. He expressed the hope that he would not have to inform the complainant, but said that he was prepared to do so if necessary.

Previous Post Next Post