Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s Pinterest account has been hacked again. Once again hacker group OurMine claimed responsibility for it. The group is well-known for getting access to social media accounts of top Silicon Valley executives in order to ‘raise awareness’ about internet security.
In a report on CNET, OurMine apparently mailed them saying they had targeted Zuckerberg’s Pinterest account. According to the report, Facebook CEO’s bio on Pinterest read, “Don’t worry, we are just testing your security.” However, the bio was taken down after a while. OurMine refused to divulge details of how it carried out the attack, except that it wasn’t through leaked databases. “When pressed, OurMine said it has an “exploit on Pinterest” but gave no details,” says the report.
OurMine group also mailed CNET the username and password of Zuckerberg’s Twitter account. The group revealed Zuckerberg switched to two-factor authentication for Twitter after they had first hacked into his account in June. Other big Silicon valley names whose Twitter accounts were hacked include Spotify CEO Daniel Ek, and Google CEO Sundar Pichai.
OurMine team says it is focused on security with these hacking exercises. It brings out the security flaws in a user’s account by gaining access to them. “We are just trying to let them know that nobody is safe,” OurMine had told Mic in an earlier interaction. Of course, let’s not forget that OurMine also has a security check-up plan for social media accounts. It costs $5,000 per scan if you want to know whether your account is secure or not.
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