BrandArena: Mark Zuckerberg’s Social Media Accounts Hacked

Tuesday 7 June 2016

Mark Zuckerberg’s Social Media Accounts Hacked

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's social media accounts were hacked Sunday by a Saudi Arabia-based group called OurMine. The hacking group, which reportedly has more than 40,000 Twitter followers, briefly accessed Zuckerberg's Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn and Pinterest accounts.

The group reportedly claimed responsibility for the hack in a tweet and invited Zuckerberg to contact them.

Embarrassing security lapses are nothing new for Zuckerberg. He was hacked in 2013 by an unemployed Palestinian, Khalil Shreateh.
The group claims that it hacked two of Zuckerberg’s social media accounts, supposedly to alert the Facebook founder to a security weakness by tweeting to Zuckerberg: @finkd, we got access to your Twitter & Instagram & Pinterest, we are just testing your security, please dm [directly message] us.”

Zuckerberg responded less than an hour later, telling the “skids” to leave him alone. But six minutes later, a tweet on Zuckerberg’s account revealed a password that OurMine claims to have acquired in last month’s database leak at LinkedIn.

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