Viktor Gevers said that he was able to read the American President’s personal messages, leave notes on his behalf, and change account details.
According to her, last Friday, Gevers was able to read the American President’s personal messages, leave notes on his behalf, and change account details. As confirmation, the ethical hacker took screenshots that are available to Volkskrant.
In an interview with the publication, he said that he tried various options until the fifth password, maga2020! (short for Make America Great Again), did not open access to the account. “I expected to be blocked after four incorrect password attempts, or at least asked to provide additional information,” Gevers said,” but none of this happened.” Also, according to him, the American President had two-factor authentication disabled.
After that, the hacker warned Trump and the US security services about the vulnerability, and a day later, the President had two-factor authentication enabled. Also, Gevers was contacted by representatives of the US security service working in the Netherlands, who asked for additional information. “They were very friendly,” he said. And I sent them everything I had.”
As Volkskrant notes, this is not the first time Dutch hackers have hack into Trump’s Twitter account. The first time this happened in 2016, and Gevers was among the three people who got access to it.