After Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Google CEO Sundar Pichai, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey became a victim of a cyber attack after hacker group briefly hacked into his Twitter account on Saturday.
The hacker group by the name of “OurMine” took credit for hacking Dorsey’s account in a tweet.
“After the hackers posted a few benign video clips, a tweet went up at 2:50 am ET saying ‘Hey, its OurMine, we are testing your security’ and linking to their website. That tweet was quickly deleted,” technology website Engadget.com reported. The message was linked to a short clip on entertainment network Vine.
“All of the OurMine messages posted to Dorsey’s account (which, as of 3:25 am or so appears to have been scrubbed of the hacker’s tweets), came through from Vine,” the report noted.
It is possible that Dorsey had an old/shard password on his Vine account, which the hackers gained access to and later exploited. Twitter allows for third party apps to connect and send tweets on behalf of the user, Vine being one of them.
If one tries to visit the OurMine website, Twitter displays a message advising users that the link is unsafe for browsing.
Earlier this year, OurMine team had claimed that it’s focused on providing security and by hacking user’s accounts they simply let them know that no one’s safe. OurMine also has a security evaluation plan for social media accounts wherein they charge $ 5,000 per scan. In return, the group tells them if their account is hackable.
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