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Piers Morgan’s Twitter account is HACKED by foul-mouthed racist troll

Piers Morgan’s Twitter account is HACKED by foul-mouthed troll calling for Somalian ‘territorial integrity’ while tweeting racist slurs

  • The Twitter account belonging to Piers Morgan was hacked overnight 
  • The account name was changed and derogatory language was used in tweets 
  • Some of Morgan’s 8 million followers called on Twitter to address the issue 
  • Others requested hackers access Morgan’s DMs to Duchess of Sussex
  • It is unclear at this time how the hack occurred or who was behind it

Piers Morgan ‘s Twitter account was hacked overnight by a foul-mouthed troll who tweeted a number of racial slurs while calling for the ‘territorial integrity’ of Somalia.

Twitter users including many of Morgan’s 8 million followers were surprised to see Morgan’s account sending out expletive-laden messages. 

It soon became apparent that the the former newspaper editor and television personality’s account had been hacked by a group identifying themselves as the ‘chuckling squad’.

The hack went on for almost one hour before the page was then completely wiped.

The Twitter account belonging to Piers Morgan was hacked overnight with a troll asking for the ‘territorial integrity of Somalia to be recognized’

Morgan's Twitter account was hacked overnight by a foul-mouthed troll who tweeted a number of racial slurs while calling for Somalian independence

Morgan’s Twitter account was hacked overnight by a foul-mouthed troll who tweeted a number of racial slurs while calling for Somalian independence 

Hackers changed 57-year-old Morgan’s account name multiple times and used offensive language to rename it. 

One tweet even stated ‘f*** the queen,’ while another referred to Ed Sheeran using an offensive name. 

Fans and followers quickly responded, with some petitioning Twitter to address the hack and others asking the hackers to access Morgan’s Direct Messages to uncover his past communications with Meghan, Duchess of Sussex. 

Some even interacted with the hacked account, requesting the release of Morgan’s DMs.

The hack appeared to last for an hour or so before Morgan's page was completely wiped

The hack appeared to last for an hour or so before Morgan’s page was completely wiped

Twitter users including many of Morgan's 8 million followers were surprised to see Morgan's account sending out expletive-laden messages. Morgan is pictured on his Instagram

Twitter users including many of Morgan’s 8 million followers were surprised to see Morgan’s account sending out expletive-laden messages. Morgan is pictured on his Instagram

The hack also targeted other celebrities, including former British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, and caused chaos on the platform for about an hour before Twitter was able to take control of the situation and removing all of the offensive tweets.

A message stating ‘This Tweet is unavailable’ replaced the offending messages.

The bio and images on Morgan’s account were also removed, effectively ending the hack but the episode serves to highlight the importance of securing one’s account and the potential consequences of falling victim to a hack. 

The group purportedly behind the attack, Chuckling Squad, is a group of hackers who gained notoriety in 2019 for taking over a number of high-profile Twitter accounts, including those belonging to various celebrities and public figures. 

The hacker, or hackers, have claimed to be a part of the group The Chuckling Squad, but it has yet to be confirmed by officials. 

The group has claimed responsibility for a number of high-profile hacks in the past and have used ‘SIM swapping attacks’ as a method in which a hacker takes control of a victim’s phone number by tricking or coercing a phone company into transferring the number to a SIM card that the hacker controls.



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