Piers Morgan’s Twitter account gets hacked. The account tweets racial slurs to the late queen and Ed Sheeran, and Morgan has still to come up with a public statement.
Piers Morgan’s Twitter handle saw a hack on Tuesday with false information and surprising slurs against the late Queen Elizabeth II and Ed Sheeran. Most defamatory posts were removed, but some stayed despite constant intervention.
His Instagram was seen operating normally, with him posting pictures of his parents and siblings on Boxing Day.
The former Good Morning Britain (GMB) presenter has almost 8.3 million followers and is a frequent tweeter. Even so, we are yet to hear from him publicly. Piers has continued to remain silent on the hacking while his son Spencer Morgan shared an update with fans wanting to hear from his dad. The 57-year-old has no profile picture, banner image, or posts on his Twitter handle.
One tweet caused shock among the citizens, which stated, “f*** the queen.” Another targeted Ed Sheeran and addressed him as a “ginger f***er.”
Fans quickly took the rude remarks into account, and many petitioned Twitter to highlight that Piers Morgan’s account had clearly been attacked. While some fans got shocked, others appealed to the hackers, asking them to access his personal messages in which he is communicating with Meghan, Duchess of Sussex.
One of them questioned if the messages could finally unveil why Piers Morgan had such contempt for the American actress. One of them tweeted: “I Want to see why Piers hate Megan Markle so much.
Go to Megan’s DMs,” along with crying and laughing emojis. The hackers responded by saying that there was “nothing interesting” in the private messages. The apparent hackers also sent a public message to former Prime Minister Boris Johnson, saying he should finally get a haircut and addressing him as an ‘ugly bum’.
You may point out the problems one faces when their Twitter handles get hacked. The people who gain access to it can tweet anything they wish to, and the people they talk to presume that it’s you.
Your private conversation can get leaked, and embarrassing pictures can be posted. One must be wondering if Twitter is doing anything to secure the accounts of world leaders or important celebrities.
For instance, if the president’s account were hacked, it would cause a lot of damage to the country. One may wonder if the hacking is done simply because of breached passwords or something more complex.
Twitter has protections where you can turn on two-factor authentication. It means that Twitter sends a code to you whenever you try to log in from a different device. The password, then, is not the only mode of protection.
The two-factor authentication is still not perfect. Avoiding the “text message” can still leave you vulnerable to hackers if they get a hold of your phone’s SIM card. This can happen when hackers call your wireless carrier and trick the company into transferring your number to another SIM card.
Here’s how you can prevent your Twitter account from getting hacked.
How to Protect your Twitter Account from Hackers
- To get started, you first need to download a mobile security app. Several exist, but the most common is Microsoft Authenticator. You can download it for Android and for iPhone.
- Open Twitter on your iPhone or Android device.
- Choose the account that you wish to log in to.
- Tap Security.
- Select Login verification.
- Turn Login verification on.
- Choose “Mobile Security app.” (Don’t choose the text message option.)
- Enter your Twitter password.
- Tap Set up now.
That’s all you need to secure your account. Now you will see a screen inside the Microsoft Authenticator app showing you a six-digit code you need to use to log in to Twitter.
The next time you log in, you’ll be asked for your password and then for this six-digit code, which changes every 30 seconds. Without access to this code, hackers will have difficulty getting access to your account.