The CEO and co-founder of Twitter, Jack Dorsey’s account on the platform have been hacked. Twitter has also released a statement about the hacking.
According to the BBC, a group referring to itself as the “Chuckling Squad” said it was behind the breach of Jack Dorsey’s account.
The profile, which has more than four million followers, tweeted out a flurry of highly offensive and racist remarks for about 15 minutes.
Within an hour, it removed the offending tweets and suspended accounts associated with the hackers.
Twitter said its own systems were not compromised, instead of blaming an unnamed mobile operator.
Twitter said in a statement; “The phone number associated with the account was compromised due to a security oversight by the mobile provider.”
“This allowed an unauthorised person to compose and send tweets via text message from the phone number. That issue is now resolved.”