Facebook’s official Instagram and Twitter account hacked
“Everything is Hackable, even Facebook”, If you thought only your account can get hacked on social media, you’d be surprised to understand that even the tech giants like Facebook are often targeted by hackers.
.”Hi, we are O u r M i n e “. recently, a gaggle called OurMine hacked Facebook’s official Twitter, Messenger, Instagram account and posted a series of messages from their handles.
Facebook confirmed account breach and tweeted, a number of our corporate social accounts were briefly hacked but we’ve secured and restored access. Later, a Twitter spokesperson mentioned that both Facebook and Messenger were hacked by the 3rd-party platform on Friday. “As soon as we were known of the difficulty, we locked the compromised accounts and are working closely with our partners at Facebook to revive them,” the spokesperson added in a statement.
As one of the popular app researchers from Jane Manchun Wong was the primary one to capture the cyber attack on Facebook. Sharing the video, she wrote, “it was fun watching this battle between Facebook and hackers where hackers keep posting tweets and Facebook keeps deleting them”.
Earlier, a report published within the Verge stated that OurMine’s model of functioning is extremely different from other status hackers. It doesn’t deface a target’s social media handle; it claims to check the safety instead. Quite ironically, it advises the target to stay a check on its security and get in touch with them for upgrading it.
A report in Mic said that the OurMine group consists of 3 different hackers. The group claims that its prime concern is security and it’s not like that anarchistic, politically-minded groups like Anonymous.
When OurMine hacked singer Channing Tatum’s Twitter account, they changed his Twitter bio to Hey, It’s OurMine. We are just testing your security. Please visit ourming.org to upgrade your security. Thanks! We’re sure you’ve got heard of the many ways of advertising your product but this was the foremost unusual way of selling.
OurMine seems more sort of a friendly hacker group that scares and later encourages people to take care of their passwords and plugins. they are doing not harm any particular website or a person; they simply advertise their services by simply stepping into their accounts. As they were liable for hacking the accounts of ESPN, NFL earlier this year. that they had also hacked into the social media accounts of eminent personalities like Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales, Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, and Google CEO Sundar Pichai in 2016.
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