Jack Dorsey’s Twitter account hacked – CNET

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey's account was hacked Friday.

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Twitter CEO and co-founder Jack Dorsey's account was hacked Friday, with the people responsible tweeting sexist, racist and anti-Semitic comments, as well as bomb threats. 

The tweets began at around 12:45 p.m. PT Friday, and also urged people to get several hashtags trending. They were up for about 20 minutes before being deleted, and included shoutouts to other Twitter users.

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"Yes, Jack's account was compromised. We're working on it and investigating what happened," Brandon Borrman, head of Twitter comms, tweeted at 1:03 p.m. PT.

When asked for comment, a Twitter spokesperson pointed to Twitter Comms' account, which tweeted a similar statement.

"We're aware that @jack was compromised and investigating what happened," it tweeted.

The group appears to call itself the Chuckling Squad and has reportedly been behind other recent Twitter hacks.

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