And it all started with a Tweet
What was the problem? Well, a few things. First off the Official Twitter accounts for the President, First Lady, Press Secretary and the Vice President were all secured with private Gmail accounts. What? Really? After Trump bashed Hillary for having a private email server? The second issue was none of the accounts at the time had 2FA (Two-Factor Authentication) turned on. Their partial phone numbers and emails were exposed. It didn’t take long to figure out the emails. So I started tweeting this info out. Knowing this was an issue I notified Laurie at CNN. She then contacted the White House and Dan Scavino, Trumps social media director. But, No response. So, I then tweeted out their actual gmail address’s. Then shit went crazy But, in the end they fixed the issue and attached Gov emails to all the accounts.
And that’s pretty much how it went. It only took the White House about 5 Days after the article went viral to fix the Presidential Accounts. You’re Welcome Trump.
There were over 100 articles published around the World. Here are a few.
CNN – Hacker to Trump, Fix your security settings on Twitter
The Intercept – Trump using private gmail to secure most powerful Twitter account
USA Today – Trumps Twitter profile sparks new concerns on hacking risk
CBS – Was Donald Trumps official @POTUS account registered with a Gmail Address?
NBC – How the new White House Keeps Bungling Social Media
The Hill – Hacker: Trump not using enough security on Twitter
Washington Post – Twitter security tips that we can learn from the Trump Admin
The Independent – Trumps Twitter account is secured with a personal Gmail
Wired – Trumps still using his old Android Phone. That’s very, very risky
Vocative – After Outcry, Trumps Twitter switches from Gmail to Gov address
BuzzFeed – President Trumps Official Twitter Account registered to personal Gmail
Sputnik – Hacker warns White House of US Official Twitter Accounts Vulnerability
NextGov – Hacker Claims Trumps Twitter Account Has Weak Security
TechWorld – Trump admin is giving us a good lesson on Twitter security
Computer World – Trump admin is giving us a good lesson on Twitter security
SC Magazine – Trump Staffers use private email, Trump still using Android
International Business Times – Trump on Twitter, @POTUS and other Gov accounts tied to private email
CSO Online – Trump Admin is giving us a good lesson on Twitter security
The Next Web – Trump and Staff still using private email and bad security settings
Defense World – White House Twitter accounts vulnerable to Cyber Attack
RT Russia – Hacker urged Trump to strengthen security measures on Twitter