Mark Zuckerberg Just Got Hacked So Basically No One Is Safe
Time to change your password.
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s Twitter and Pinterest accounts were hijacked after a hacker group left taunting messages for the billionaire businessman on Sunday (June 5, 2016) on his social media pages.
Though Zuckerberg’s Facebook profile remains intact, OurMine Team, the collective claiming responsibility for the hack, said they were able to get into the 32-year-old’s accounts by using the password “dadada.” In a now-deleted tweet, OurMine Team also claimed they were able to access Zuckerberg’s profile on Instagram, which Facebook bought in 2012 for $1 billion, by boasting that they were “just testing your security.”
Ouch. Mark Zuckerberg’s social media accounts have been hacked pic.twitter.com/KvVmXOIg5s
— Ben Hall (@Ben_Hall) June 5, 2016
Before their Twitter account was suspended, the hackers alleged that the “dadada” password was leaked through a massive data breach on LinkedIn in May that resulted in having more than 164 million users’ data stolen. They also claimed they were able to bypass several other social media accounts owned by high-profile celebrities, including Microsoft head honcho Bill Gates.
Zuckerberg’s Twitter and Pinterest pages have since been restored. His last activity on Twitter — his rival social network — currently remains as a tweet sent in 2012.