Donald Trump's Twitter hacked by Dutch researcher for the second time 9 months ago

Donald Trump's Twitter hacked by Dutch researcher for the second time

And somewhat unsurprisingly, his Twitter password was 'maga2020!'

US President Donald Trump's Twitter has once again been hacked by a Dutch researcher.

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After logging into his official account, Victor Gevers had access to Trump’s direct messages and could post tweets after trying the password 'maga2020!'.

MAGA is one of Trump's most popular slogans, standing for 'Make America Great Again'.

Amazingly, this is the second time that Gevers has gained access to the President's Twitter page, with him successfully hacking it back in 2016. Back then, his password was 'yourefired'.

Speaking to De Volksrant, Gevers said that the ease with which he managed to get into Trump’s account suggested that the President was not using very basic security measures like two-step verification.

He said: "I expected to be blocked after four failed attempts. Or at least would be asked to provide additional information."

The tech expert took to his own Twitter account to offer an update, saying: "It started six years ago. And hopefully, it will be the last time in 2020. Please switch on two-factor authentication on all of your accounts."

Trump is yet to respond to the news, on Twitter or otherwise.

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You'd have to say that just weeks away from the US presidential election, this is not the best preparation.

The US election is due to take place on 3 November.