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Trump Twitter Account Hacker Won’t Be Punished

The Netherlands’ Public Prosecution Service has announced that Victor Gevers, the Dutch hacker who broke into the Twitter account of US President Donald Trump in October this year, will not be punished.

Even though hacking is a criminal offense in the Netherlands, the nation’s Public Prosecution Service (Openbaar Ministerie – OM) made the announcement after an investigation by the High Tech Crime Team, which found that Gevers’ intent was non-malicious and fell under what are considered ‘special circumstances’, aka ‘responsible disclosure’.

Source: Trump Twitter Account Hacker Won’t Be Punished – SecAlerts – Security vulnerabilities in your inbox

Chinese embassy blames hackers for retweet of Trump’s claim that Democrats cheated in election

The Chinese embassy in the U.S. said its Twitter account was hacked after it retweeted a baseless claim from President Donald Trump that the Democrats cheated in the election.

“If somebody cheated in the Election, which the Democrats did, why wouldn’t the Election be immediately overturned? How can a Country be run like this?,” Trump tweeted on Wednesday, without any evidence.

The Chinese embassy then retweeted it in a moment captured by one Reuters reporter.

Source: Chinese embassy blames hackers for retweet of Trump’s claim that Democrats cheated in election

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