Chess prodigy Anish Giri claims he was hacked after Twitter tirade against his opponents
A Dutch chess prodigy claims he was hacked on Twitter after his account attacked other grandmasters and shared vulgar DMs on Saturday night.
Anish Giri, 31, had tweeted a series of accusations against fellow countryman Jorden van Foreest, world champion Magnus Carlsen, Carlsen coach Peter Heine Nielsen and Russian wonderkid Daniil Dubov.
“Jorden grooms my candidates for Mangus and is now waiting for me to bring him back. @PHChess sleeps with 17 year old Thai prostitutes. Dubov is a cocaine addict. Magnus is an alcoholic who goes to strip clubs every other day. Must I expose more,” read a since-deleted tweet, according to screenshots viewed by The Post.
The account belonging to Giri, which is class the seventh-best player in the world and was awarded the title of grandmaster when he was just 14 years old, also posted a screenshot of a rude DM from former US champion Hikaru Nakamura.
“If he doesn’t take the offer, then fk ce n—a,” the purported message read.
Early Sunday morning, the blue tiles @anishgiri tweeted “Hacked.”, leading some of his followers to demand more information as Anish was trending on the social media platform.
“Screenshots are gonna need a better explanation than that,” one wrote.
“No man sorry that’s not enough. you need to clear the deal with the dms and ph accusation,” another said.
Others came to the defense of the chess genius, believing he was a pawn of cyberbullies.
“Remember that it’s really not that hard to fake messages. It happens all the time,” one defender said.
“Learn about computer security NOW. Reset ALL your passwords on all your accounts NOW, starting with the most secure ones. Also wouldn’t hurt to do a reinstall of the operating system on your PC. Use complex passwords,” advised another.