Ouch. The Founder Of Twitter Just Had His Account Hacked.

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Posted: Aug 30, 2019 4:10 PM
Ouch. The Founder Of Twitter Just Had His Account Hacked.

Source: AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana

WARNING: Vulgar, racist, and anti-Semitic language ahead

It is not a great sign when your account on the website you created and are supposed to be in charge of can get hacked. On Friday afternoon, a group of hackers known as the "Chuckling Hella" gang seemingly was able to post a litany of vulgar, anti-Semitic, and racist language on Jack Dorsey's official account. 

At 3:44 pm ET, Jack's account, with handle @jack, tweeted, "Shoutout Debug, Corey, NuBLoM, Joe, Owen, & Aqua #ChucklingHella."

In a series of twenty or so tweets, the hackers then posted the N-word, comments about Hitler and Nazi Germany, and other odd messages. They even threatened to blow up Twitter HQ, though it is unclear how serious this threat was. 

Twitter users, of course, responded as they typically do -- a mix of sarcasm and jokes while being questionably concerned.

It is still unclear how these individuals got access to Jack's account, nor if they still have control to his Twitter. Some of the tweets have been deleted, but most are still up. While these tweets were clearly juvenile, there will likely be many questions as to how this happened and whether or not there is any actual security on the social media website.

It appears Twitter's engineers are on the case: