Twitter Removed SMS Feature After CEO Gets Hacked
On August 30, the account of Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey was hacked by anonymous people. It began spreading a series of racist tweets mentioning a group behind the gap.
Although this is not the first time, Jack had already been hacked by ‘OurMine‘ in 2016. This time the social network has blamed the smartphone provider indicating that Dorsey’s phone number was compromised.
According to global media, the number that Jack had linked with his Twitter account was compromised by the mobile operator, which allowed an unauthorized third party to write and send tweets through of the SMS function.
After a long time, Twitter decided to temporarily disable the function of sending tweets via SMS to “protect users’ accounts“. Twitter says it is making this decision due to the ” vulnerabilities that must be addressed by mobile operators”. In addition to this, Twitter is implementing a feature to activate two-step authentication.
Right now, they will soon be re-activating the function in markets where SMS is depended for reliable communication. Meanwhile, they will be working on a long-term solution.