Hackers Accessed Mark Zuckerberg's Twitter And Pinterest Accounts With Ridiculously Weak Password
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It turns out even if you're a multi-billionaire, social media site creating entrepreneur, you're still not safe from hackers.
This was proved by the fact that Mark Zuckerberg, who you'd think might be quite password savvy, had his Twitter and Pinterest accounts hacked.
A Saudi based group known as 'OurMine' claimed responsibility for the hack, posting a message from Zuckerberg's Twitter account, claiming to have found his password in a leaked LinkedIn password dump.
According to Sky News, the now deleted tweet read: 'Hey we got access to your Twitter & Instagram & Pinterest, we are just testing your security, please direct message us.'
Twitter user Ben Hall posted a screenshot of the hacked account, along with the password 'dadada'.
Ouch. Mark Zuckerberg's social media accounts have been hacked pic.twitter.com/KvVmXOIg5s
- Ben Hall (@Ben_Hall) June 5, 2016
Basically, the man responsible for revolutionising social media and giving us Facebook, uses a password which seems to be what his baby sounds like when trying to speak.
'OurMine' claim to have obtained the password from the LinkedIn password dump - a security breach that happened four years ago, resulting in more than 160 million usernames and passwords being leaked.
Topics: Hack, Twitter, Mark Zuckerberg