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Dutch justice reveals Trump password on Twitter

The Dutch Public Prosecutor's Office confirmed that a Dutch hacker accessed the Twitter account of outgoing US President Donald Trump, discovering that his password was "maga2020", stating that he will not press charges.

Dutch justice reveals Trump password on Twitter

Dutch prosecutors say they will not press charges against the hacker who managed to access Donald Trump's personal Twitter account, claiming he behaved ethically correctly , alerting US officials to the situation.

Hacker Victor Gevers made it public in late October that he had managed, for the second time, to access Trump's Twitter account after only seven attempts with different password versions, until he found the correct one , which was "maga2020" ( lowercase abbreviation of his campaign slogan, "Make America Great Again" - "Make America Great Again".

In addition, Trump turned the double verification system, so that, when trying to access the account, Gevers did not need to send a message to the account of phone or mail electronic President for entry permit, which the Dutch prosecutors confirmed after an investigation by the national police cyber unit.

Although the company that manages the social network Twitter and the White House have always denied that this episode happened, the Dutch prosecutor's office confirmed Wednesday that Gevers did have access to Trump's account, but did not take advantage of the situation to use it in Trump's name, read his private messages, change his password or profile photo, possible options when accessing this personal data.

Attempts to alert the President, his White House team, the campaign team, and even members of his family about the security of his Twitter account failed, but days later, US secret services contacted Gevers to thank him for the Notice.

After this episode, Trump changed his password and turned on double-checking.

Although hacking is punishable in the Netherlands, the prosecutor's office concluded that Gevers met the criteria for not being accused, revealing that he was an ethical hacker , dedicated to "responsible disclosure" and that he contacted the authorities under his responsibility, warning them about the situation and giving advice on how to resolve the Trump account vulnerability.

It is not the first time that Gevers , 44, has been able to access the account of the President of the United States: in October 2016, he and several friends found Trump's password in a database released by hackers.

At that time, Trump had " youarefired " as a password, in reference to a phrase he used on his old reality show.

Among other discoveries in the information gathered by hackers, Gevers found a Chinese database with 2.7 million personal information (telephone number, dates of birth, employer, national identity number or nationality) and locations (with GPS coordinates of the places visited) of inhabitants of Xinjang , the largest province in China and home to many Uighurs , revealing that the Beijing government is closely monitoring this Muslim minority in the country.

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