Mark zuckerberg’s social media accounts hacked due to weak password
The CEO and Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg’s Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest accounts were briefly hacked on Sunday 5th June by a group calling itself Our Mine Team apparently using guide from a major LinkedIn security breech that occur in 2012. This implies that social media guru reuse password across multiple site or perhaps that the format of the password he chose for other website was guessable after to break his LinkedIn login credential. A tech magazine, Engadget captured a tweet from Our Mine revealing the password as dadada. Mark Zuckerberg recently became a dad.
Hence the group, whose principal of Twitter account has since been suspend then messaged him to say that it had found the password on a LinkedIn database of user details. It was leaked online last month. Both Twitter and Pinterest rapidly restored control of the accounts over the weekend, and the rogue post have now been removed though not before they were screen capped.
- Mark Zuckerberg’s social media accounts have been hacked
- Hopefully this time stronger passwords have been put up in the account.
- The billionaire’s Facebook account was not affected.
Facebook Inc. statement said that No Facebook system or account were accessed. The damaged account have been re-secured that was released on Monday 6th june.
The group of the facebook member said that it was just trying to alert Zuckerberg of the security flaw.
In LinkedIn’s 2012 breach was significant and to embarrass for the company and result in the theft of millions of password and other user details. The user was warn at the time to change their LinkedIn password and those on any other platform on that they were reused. This is clearly evergreen advice as it is not hard for a determined hacker to cross-reference to anyone user name and password details with other website.
There is no evidence of any wide spread damage to stem from the hacked account probably mark Zuckerberg has not tweeted since 2012.
In the Pinterest account, the name was changed to read: Hacked By Our Mine Team.
Mark Zuckerberg has account with several rival social media companies, such as Twitter and LinkedIn but none of them are very active.