White House won't comment on Obama Twitter hack

The White House refused to comment on a hacker who gained access to President Barack Obama's official Twitter account.

Asked about the incident on CNBC, White House Chief Technology Office Aneesh Chopra said "No, I can't comment on that."

Obama's official feed is maintained by the Democratic National Committee while the White House has it's own feed which is maintained by communications staff.

"We have a team that works with the president to make sure his message is communicated in all forms that can hear him," Chopra said.

The chief technology officer added that the White House does take cybersecurity very seriously.

"In all seriousness, we do think of cybersecurity as a key priority of our economic engine," he said.

The account was allegedly hacked by a 25-year-old unemployed Frenchman who was arrested then released from jail this week. 

Cross-posted to the Twitter Room