Less than a week after CEO Jack Dorsey & # 39; s Twitter account was compromised by hackers, actress Chloë Grace Moretz – the 22-year-old actress from Kick-Ass fame – lost short control of her account as well.
Moretz's hackers posted the hashtag "#chucklingSquad" in one of dozens of tweets it sent from her account, along with other puerile nonsense. The same hashtag was sent out of the Dorsey account when it was taken over, and "Chuckling Squad" has been linked to a number of high-profile Twitter account takeovers in recent weeks.
Last week, the Dorsey hackers tweeted "intel" about a suspected bomb threat at Twitter HQ. Today, a message from Moretz & # 39; s compromised account included Dorsey's alleged social security number, which appeared to be false. The hackers also posted two phone numbers and offered to publish nude photos of a woman named Andreya.
Although they have many similarities, it is impossible to know if the Chuckling Squad is actually responsible for this hack, or if it is just a copycat attack.
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Read more Read  From what can be retrieved from archived web pages and screens, Moretz appears to have been broken using a service called Cloudhopper, the same method used to take over Dorsey's account. Twitter bought Cloudhopper almost a decade ago to allow users to post to the platform via SMS messages. After regaining control of Dorsey's account, Twitter stated that his phone number was "compromised due to a security oversight by the mobile provider. This allowed an unauthorized person to compose and send tweets via text message from the telephone number."
Da Twitter's Official Communications Account claimed the problem was "resolved" on Friday night, it was not clear whether it meant Dorsey's report specifically or that it had left a dazzling hole in Cloudhopper's infrastructure, though it is increasingly likely that they meant the former
When Niz is reached by Gizmodo today, a Twitter spokesperson replied: "We're looking at this."