A Saudi Arabia-based group of hackers that call themselves “OurMine” briefly hacked the Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram accounts of Mark Zuckerberg over the weekend, but it’s the password that the Facebook CEO used that has many shaking their heads.
OurMine, who claimed to just be testing Zuckerberg’s security, reportedly found his password in a leaked LinkedIn password dump that occurred last month. When they gained access to Zuckerberg’s twitter, they tweeted:
“Hey @finkd we got access to your Twitter & Instagram & Pinterest, we are just testing your security, please dm (direct message) us.”
Engadget screen grabbed the tweets:
While Zuckerberg rarely uses his Twitter and Pinterest accounts, the billionaire founder of the world’s biggest social media platform reportedly set his password as “dadada”.
OurMine’s original Twitter account was soon suspended, but they began tweeting on a secondary account.
A Facebook spokesman has since told Reuters that Zuckerberg’s accounts have been “re-secured using best practices” and that “no Facebook systems or accounts were accessed.”
A LinkedIn spokesperson also commented:
“We’ve invalidated all accounts believed to be at risk here.”