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Twitter and the White House denied claims a hacker broke into Trump's account by guessing that his password was 'maga2020!'

Added 10-23-20 06:14:01am EST - “Twitter said it had seen "no evidence" President Donald Trump's account had been breached. The White House said the story was "absolutely not true."” - Businessinsider.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Businessinsider.com: “Twitter and the White House denied claims a hacker broke into Trump's account by guessing that his password was 'maga2020!'”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Twitter and the White House have pushed back against a report that a Dutch ethical hacker managed to crack into President Donald Trump's Twitter account by guessing his password.

Dutch magazine de Volkskrant published the report on Thursday, detailing how cybersecurity researcher Victor Gevers allegedly broke into Trump's account by guessing the password to be "maga2020!".

De Volkskrant reported that Gevers told US authorities about the breach. A second Dutch publication, Vrij Nederland, interviewed Gevers, who said he was surprised to find there was no two-factor authentication on Trump's account.

The White House denied Gevers' claim that he'd broken into the president's account. "This is absolutely not true but we don't comment on security procedures around the President's social media accounts," White House Deputy Press Secretary Judd Deere told Forbes.

Twitter did not outright deny Gevers' claim, but said it had seen "no evidence" to back it up.

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