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US top cyber diplomat Twitter account hacked

by on07 February 2023

If only the company could afford to keep its clients' accounts safe

Nate Fick, the inaugural US ambassador for Cyberspace and Digital Policy announced the hack of his personal account over the weekend.

Fick said that being hacked was one of the "Perils of the job" but there are some signs that the problem might have been possible thanks to the social notworkingatall's recent online dumps of Twitter users' data and lack of staff.

Twitter's chief information security officer quit in November, and the business genius in charge of the company so far has not replaced him.

Fick was sworn into office in September, and he serves as America's first-ever cyberspace ambassador at the State Department's first Bureau of Cyberspace and Digital Policy, which launched in April 2022.

The bureau is tasked with addressing "national security challenges, economic opportunities, and values considerations presented by cyberspace, digital technologies, and digital policy."

Fick is in the South Korean capital, Seoul, this week. Meetings with Korean government and industry leaders to discuss, among other things, cybersecurity cooperation and securing IT infrastructure are on the agenda.


Last modified on 07 February 2023
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