Member of group behind Jack Dorsey's Twitter account hack reportedly arrested

The alleged member of The Chuckling Squad is a minor, according to Motherboard.

A person linked to the hacking of Jack Dorsey's Twitter account has apparently been arrested.
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An alleged member of the hacking group that compromised Twitter CEO's Jack Dorsey's personal account back in August has been arrested. The person linked to The Chuckling Squad group was arrested two weeks ago, Motherboard reported Saturday.

The report cites one of the group's leaders, who uses the handle Debug, but it doesn't name the person who was arrested because the individual is a minor. Debug told Motherboard the person was kicked out of the group in October.

Hackers took over Dorsey's account on Aug. 30 and posted bomb threats, as well as sexist, racist and anti-Semitic comments. Twitter took back control of the account within an hour.

The hack may have been carried out through a SIM swap attack, which involves tricking a carrier to switch the numbers linked to a SIM card, so they can intercept a two-factor authentication code and log in to an account.

Twitter didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.

First published Nov. 25 at 4:33 a.m. PT.
Updated at 5:10 a.m. PT: Adds more detail.