Monday 26 September 2016

Mark Zuckerberg's social media accounts hacked

Published 07/06/2016 | 07:25

Photo: Facebook/ Mark Zuckerberg
Photo: Facebook/ Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg apparently had his Twitter and Pinterest accounts breached by hackers on Sunday, possibly due to the leak of his LinkedIn password during the recent hack.

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The Facebook founder's accounts on social media sites including Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn and Pinterest appear to have been briefly compromised on Sunday.

A hacker group called OurMine, whose Twitter account was subsequently suspended, claimed responsibility for the breach.

In a tweet, that has since been removed, the group gloated about the accomplishment and told the Facebook founder they were "just testing" his security, and invited him to contact them.

"Hey @finkd we got access to your Twitter & Instagram & Pinterest, we are just testing your security, please dm us," the tweet said.

In a screenshot posted by tech website Engadget Mr Zuckerberg appears to have replied "no you didn't. Go away."

The website also posted a screengrab of Mr Zuckerber's Pinterest account where his name was changed in "Hacked by OurMine team".

Developer Ben Hall also tweeted a screenshot of Mr Zuckerberg's "hacked" Pinterest page.

Reports suggested that the 2012 hack of LinkedIn may have been responsible for the breach.

Last month it was reported that 117 million of the LinkedIn username and password combinations stolen four years ago were being sold on the dark web for 5 bitcoin - worth about £1,565.

It appears that the Facebook founder made the mistake of using the same password, "dadada", across his Twitter, LinkedIn and Pinterest accounts. 

The social media executive has thousands of followers on Pinterest and LinkedIn, however the technology chief executive barely uses his accounts. He only has three posts on Pinterest and last tweeted in January 2012.

Telegraph.co.uk

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