The Twitter account belonging to Donald Trump Jr. was compromised on Wednesday, which resulted in a number of abusive and misleading posts, including one that erroneously announced the passing of his father, the late former President Donald Trump. The first tweet that came from Don Jr.’s account stated that his father had died and that he will run for president in 2024.
In addition, as a result of the breach, tweets were sent out that contained harsh language, incorrect claims regarding Don Jr.’s dealings with Jeffrey Epstein, inflammatory remarks about North Korea, and assaults on a number of other persons and organizations. Before 9 o’clock in the morning, the tweets were deleted from Don Jr.’s account.
A spokesman for Don Jr. indicated that the prior remarks were not accurate and verified that his account had been hacked. It is not completely obvious whether or not Don Jr. implemented two-factor authentication on his account.
This event raises worries about X’s capacity to secure user accounts, particularly those of high-profile political personalities, especially in light of the fact that the platform is now the subject of ongoing investigations by the Federal Trade Commission about user data protection and security issues.
The attack serves as a timely reminder of the significance of cybersecurity and the necessity of taking stringent precautions to keep online accounts from being improperly accessed by other parties.