Thursday 22 August 2019

'World security is s**t. We are here to prove this' - Netflix's Twitter account hacked

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Independent.ie Business Desk

Independent.ie Business Desk

One of Netflix's Twitter accounts has been hacked by an user with the name "OurMine".

A number of derisory tweets were sent from the main account of Netflix US (@netflix).

"World security is s**t. We are here to prove this :)," said one tweet.

Many of the tweets were deleted in less than 10 minutes.

The company's verified customer support twitter handle tweeted: "We're aware of the situation and are working to get it resolved."

However, Netflix could not be immediately reached for comment.

OurMine has a reputation for breaking into high-profile social media accounts, including Twitter's CEO Jack Dorsey, Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and media outlets Forbes and TechCrunch.

Contacted by Reuters through email, OurMine said it had taken control Netflix's Twitter account three hours earlier.

Additional reporting from Reuters

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