Like you and me, Zuckerberg enjoys to be on other popular social media platforms. But unlike us, Mark’s reason to stay on those networks possibly might be to make deductions about what his (or more precisely, Facebook’s) rivals are up to.
Unfortunately for Zuckerberg, he was targeted by a hacker group on Sunday which like to call themselves “the OurMine Team.” While he is running the world’s biggest social media platform and making continuous improvements over it to save users from the notoriety of hacking, his very own ID was pilfered by the OurMine Team.
Though Zuck’s fb page remained unbroken, his Twitter and Pinterest accounts get hacked by the OurMine Team.
The OurMine Team, with over 40k Twitter followers, has taken the responsibility of hacking fb supreme’s accounts.
The team boasts about the so-called security testing hacks in a tweet and asked Zuckerberg to make a contact with them.
The high-profile hackers group left Zuckerberg’s Twitter and Pinterest accounts with a taunting message saying,
“HEY @FINKD, YOU WERE IN LINKEDIN DATABASE WITH THE PASSWORD DADADA”.
The tweet posted by hackers was later deleted, probably by Zuckerberg or by his Twitter followers. Zuckerberg has not used his Twitter account since 2012, but now it looks like he needs to revisit and change his Twitter password ASAP.
Zuckerberg’s Instagram account, which just has 30 images, has over 600,000 followers. The group of hackers also asserted that they have hacked Mark’s Instagram account, also to test his (account’s) security but till now no evidence has been found confirming the assertions.
LinkedIn had revealed sometime before that passwords of around 117mn users were leaked online. Some reports suggest that the 2012 hack of LinkedIn is possibly responsible for the breach.
The LinkedIn password leak is supposed to be rooted by a hacker named Peace – who also stated to have stolen the emails and passwords of nearly 360mn MySpace users, which was considered as one of the largest password leaks ever.
Till now, there is no report as to how The OurMine group dragged the hacks but the team is claiming that it all happened (bacame possible) because of LinkedIn password leak.
According to a Facebook spokesperson,
“NO FACEBOOK SYSTEMS OR ACCOUNTS WERE ACCESSED. THE AFFECTED ACCOUNTS HAVE BEEN RE-SECURED”.
The breach is a best reminder for those who are running LinkedIn accounts to visit the professional social media space right now and set a stronger password to avoid account hacking, like the one suffered by Mark.