The FBI and Twitter are in the process of investigating the high-profile alleged hacking of the account of Presidential Debate moderator Steve Scully.
The Commission on Presidential Debates said, “Steve Scully notified us that his Twitter account was hacked. CPD reported the apparent hack to the FBI and Twitter, and we understand that the federal authorities and Twitter are looking into the issue.”
According to the NY Post, Scully, who works for C-SPAN, said on Friday that his account was hacked after a message went out on his public Twitter feed. It appeared as if Scully accidentally posted a message intended for DMs publicly.
“@Scaramucci should I respond to trump,” Scully wrote.
“Ignore. He is having a hard enough time. Some more bad stuff about to go down,” replied Anthony Scaramucci, who worked briefly as Communications Director for the White House in 2017 before having his position terminated. Scaramucci is now famously anti-Trump, as is Scully.
Scully is in a sensitive position currently due to his being named as the moderator for the second presidential debate, which was scheduled for October 15th, but has been cancelled on Friday night by the Commission.
Scully has a history of publicly claiming he was hacked going back at least as far as the year 2012. Currently, his Twitter account has been completely deleted.