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by JP Bill / January 26, 2017 7:50 PM PST

It appears TheRUMP has drawn the attention of someone "sitting on their bed who weighs 400 pounds."

Trump's Twitter account is hastily reset after hacker revealed a private Gmail account was being used to secure his @POTUS handle

The email linked to Donald Trump's Twitter account was hastily reset on Thursday after it emerged that the president's handle was vulnerable to sophisticated hackers because it was being secured using a private Gmail account.

That meant any capable hackers could have potentially hijacked the Twitter account by breaching safeguards used by ordinary citizens, setting up the potential for someone wreaking havoc in the stock markets as well as igniting a national security disaster, according to The Intercept.

The vulnerability of Trump's security settings was demonstrated online by @WauchulaGhost, a Twitter user and hacker.

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