Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s Pinterest, Twitter accounts hacked

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s Pinterest, Twitter accounts hacked
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s Pinterest, Twitter accounts hacked
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks on stage during the Facebook F8 conference in San Francisco, California April 12, 2016. REUTERS/Stephen Lam/Files

Mark Zuckerberg, founder of the biggest and most popular social network Facebook, ensures he has presence on some other social networks such as Twitter and Pinterest. However, looks like, he follows weak security practices or at least the hacked accounts claim so. According to VentureBeat, Zuckerberg’s Twitter and Pinterest accounts were compromised over the weekend.

OurMine team is said to be responsible for this hack, and says it was possible due to the LinkedIn password dump.  However, OurMine’s Twitter account now states suspended. It is highly speculated that  Zuck maybe reusing the same password on both accounts. “It’s not certain that they have his personal email address, but that would make sense if it’s a common thread between the accounts. It’s alternately possible that LinkedIn’s 2012 password breach is at fault,” points out Engadget.

And, as expected, the Twitter was quick to react.

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It was just last month that breach of LinkedIn, Adobe and Ashley Madison accounts became public. It was discovered in May that an additional 100 million LinkedIn email databases and hashed passwords were available online. As corrective action, LinkedIn invalidated those account passwords. This prompted LinkedIn to alert its 400 million users to stay alert and maintain reasonable passwords.

Source By tech.firstpost…

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