Zuckerberg's Social Media Accounts Hacked, Password Revealed as "Dadada"
Fb founder Mark Zuckerberg has had his Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest accounts briefly hacked on the weekend, in response to numerous stories.
A hacker group referred to as OurMine reportedly took over the billionaire’s Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest account on Sunday based on screengrabs of Tweets since faraway from Zuckerberg’s accounts, that are not often utilized by the Fb mogul.
Tech information journal Engadget took a screengrab of the Tweet through which OurMine stated: "Hey @finkd (Mark Zuckerberg’s Twitter deal with) we acquired entry to your Twitter & Instagram & Pinterest, we’re simply testing your safety, please dm (direct message) us."
The group, whose principal Twitter account has since been suspended, then messaged him to say that it had discovered his password on a LinkedIn database of consumer particulars that was leaked on-line final month. "You have been in Linkedin Database with the password ‘dadada’!" gloated the hacker on Zuckerberg’s Twitter web page.
It’s believed that the safety of Zuckerberg’s Fb and Instagram accounts weren’t compromised, nevertheless.
Since OurMine’s most important Twitter account has been suspended, the unique tweet shouldn’t be publicly obtainable, however different Twitter customers, together with a U.S.-based mostly social media reporter for CNBC, picked up on the hack.
The group stated in a secondary Twitter account, @OurMineTeam43, that it was simply making an attempt to alert Zuckerberg to the safety flaw.