KRON, CA — Mayor of San Jose’s Sam Liccardo’s Twitter account was hacked Thursday night, a spokesperson for the mayor’s office confirmed. His handle (@sliccardo) Between 6pm, we started retweet a number of tweets from our NFT sneaker account (@sneakerheadsoff).
A Ricardo spokesperson confirmed to KRON4 that the mayor has not retweeted or posted content from NFT companies related to hackers.
“Sorry, the Mayor of Ricardo’s Twitter account has been hacked and we are working to regain ownership of Ricardo, Ricardo’s communications station. Tweet.. “Ignore all spam content and report all suspicious tweets about spam.”
At 6:01 pm, Ricardo wrote: Tweet Congratulations to his former law school classmate, Kentanji Brown Jackson, for being historically confirmed by the US Supreme Court — who seems to be in control of his Twitter account.
Then, around 7 pm, the account changed its career to reflect the association of NFT company posts and retweets called “sneaker heads” with the NFT company.
These tweets and retweets reached 36,000 followers, including Ricardo’s former account, Vice President Kamala Harris, Governor Gavin Newsom, and Senator Alex Padilla.
Within an hour, Ricardo’s office regained some control of the account as the mayor’s link tree. page Re-appearing in Bio, the hacker’s avatar has been removed.
However, after 8 pm, it seems like a tug of war between the mayor’s office and the NFT sneaker company. At 8:20 pm, the hacker’s avatar was reinserted into the page, and the hacker regained control of the page.
The mayor and his office are actively working to resolve this situation, a mayor spokesman said.
This is a developing story. Please check for updates.