Here’s yet another evidence that nothing’s safe on the World Wide Web. Facebook CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg’s Twitter and Pinterest accounts were hacked by a group that claimed that a massive data breach on LinkedIn helped them gain access to his passwords.
After his Twitter account was hacked, they posted on his page: “Hey @finkd, you were in Linkedin Database with the password dadada !” The hacker group called OurMine Team has over 40,000 Twitter followers. On his Pinterest, the new title was “Hacked by OurMine Team.”
OurMine claimed that the password leaked through a massive data breach on LinkedIn in 2012 when over 164 million users’ data were stolen, The New York Daily reported.
In a deleted tweet, OurMine claimed it also breached Zuckerberg’s Instagram–which Facebook owns–claiming it was “just testing your security.” The hacker group’s Twitter account has since been suspended and Zuckerberg’s Pinterest page has been restored, PTI reported.
Hackers target Mark Zuckerberg after discovering his password was ‘dadada’ https://t.co/xeotPQgmRJ
— Daily Mail US (@DailyMail) June 6, 2016