White House disputes report of Trump Twitter hack

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The White House disputed on Thursday a Dutch newspaper report claiming President Trump’s Twitter account was hacked by a Dutch researcher.

The newspaper, de Volkskrant, published a report claiming that Mr. Trump’s account was hacked by Victor Gevers, whose Twitter account identifies him as a researcher at the GDI Foundation, which is a nonprofit group focused on open-internet issues. The report claimed Mr. Gevers hacked Mr. Trump’s account and later alerted American Secret Service personnel to alleged vulnerabilities in the account’s cybersecurity, according to an English-language translation of the report.

“This is absolutely not true but we don’t comment on security procedures around the President’s social media accounts,” said Judd Deere, a spokesperson for the White House, in an email.

Twitter said it had no evidence to support Mr. Gevers’ claim.

“We’ve seen no evidence to corroborate this claim, including from the article published in the Netherlands today,” a Twitter spokesperson said in a statement. “We proactively implemented account security measures for a designated group of high-profile, election-related Twitter accounts in the United States, including branches of the federal…

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