World News – Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg had his Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest accounts briefly hacked over the weekend, according to various reports.
A hacker group called OurMine reportedly took over the billionaire’s Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest account on Sunday according to screengrabs of Tweets since removed from Zuckerberg’s accounts, which are rarely used by the Facebook mogul.
Tech news magazine Engadget took a screengrab of the Tweet in which OurMine said: “Hey @finkd (Mark Zuckerberg’s Twitter handle) we got access to your Twitter & Instagram & Pinterest, we are just testing your security, please dm (direct message) us.”
The group, whose principal Twitter account has since been suspended, then messaged him to say that it had found his password on a LinkedIn database of user details that was leaked online last month. “You were in Linkedin Database with the password ‘dadada’!” gloated the hacker on Zuckerberg’s Twitter page.
It is believed that the security of Zuckerberg’s Facebook and Instagram accounts were not compromised, however.
Since OurMine’s main Twitter account has been suspended, the original tweet is not publicly available, but other Twitter users, including a U.S.-based social media reporter for CNBC, picked up on the hack.
The group said in a secondary Twitter account, @OurMineTeam43, that it was just trying to alert Zuckerberg to the security flaw.
by HOLLY ELLYATT, CNBC