In a surprising incident, Mark Zuckerberg’s Twitter and Pinterest accounts were compromised this Sunday. A Saudi Arabia-based hacking group managed to hack his account using credentials found in the recent LinkedIn breach. Interestingly, the hackers tweeted that his LinkedIn password was “dadada”.
Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg’s Twitter and Pinterest accounts were hacked over the weekend. A hacker group by the name of OurMine Team claimed to have gained access to Zuckerberg’s social media accounts via Twitter. The group’s Twitter account has been suspended, for now.
Here is the proof of the post which came from the Mark account
The hackers tweeted that they found Zuck’s account credentials in the recent LinkedIn data breach, from which they took his SHA1-hashed password string and then broke it and tried on several social media accounts.
The group, which has more than 40,000 Twitter followers, then successfully broke into Zuck’s Twitter (@finkd) and Pinterest profile and defaced its banners with its logo as well as tweeted out some offensive posts.
Mark had the 13.3k Followers
OurMine group tweated
OurMine Team even claimed to have gained access to the Facebook CEO’s Instagram account. However, Facebook later confirmed that Zuckerberg’s Instagram account was untouched. “No Facebook systems or accounts were accessed,” a Facebook spokesperson told VentureBeat website in a statement. “The affected accounts have been re-secured.”
What Facebook had to say about this incident
“No Facebook systems or accounts were accessed,” a Facebook spokesperson said. “The affected accounts have been re-secured.“
More than 167 Million members’ email and password combinations were hacked during a 2012 LinkedIn data breach and had just been posted online. The passwords were encrypted with the SHA1 algorithm with “no salt” that made it easier for hackers to crack them.
Like other data breaches, I suggest you change your password immediately, especially if you use the same password for other websites.