Sep 20, 2023 - Technology

Donald Trump Jr.'s X account got hacked, a spokesperson says

Donald Trump Jr. speaks at a conference in Florida in July. Photo: Eva Marie Uzcategui/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Donald Trump Jr.'s account was hacked Wednesday on X — the app formerly known as Twitter — a spokesperson for the Trump Organization confirmed to Axios.

Driving the news: The hacker reportedly posted multiple times on his X account, including a false claim that former President Trump had died.

  • "I'm sad to announce, my father Donald Trump has passed away. I will be running for president in 2024," one of the posts on Trump Jr's account said, per a screenshot from CNBC.
  • The post was viewed "hundreds of thousands of times" and had over 1,000 reshares in just a matter of minutes, per CNN.

Details: The hacker's posts, all of which have since been deleted, were visible on Trump Jr.'s account for less than an hour.

  • One said North Korea was "about to get smoked," per BBC.
  • Another insulted President Biden using a "racist epithet," CNN reported.

What they're saying: "Don's account has been hacked," Andrew Surabian, a spokesperson for Trump Jr., posted on X Wednesday.

  • Surabian also clarified that the post claiming that former President Trump had died and that Trump Jr. was running for president was false, saying: "This is obviously not true."
  • X did not immediately respond to Axios' request for comment Wednesday.

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