Mark Zuckerberg's Pinterest Account Reportedly Hacked by OurMine

Mark Zuckerberg's Pinterest Account Reportedly Hacked by OurMine

Mark Zuckerberg's Pinterest account has reportedly been hacked by members of infamous hacking group OurMine. The same hacker collective had breached the Facebook CEO's Twitter and Pinterest account in June this year as well.

OurMine members claimed this recent hack in an email to ZDNet, adding that it had changed Zuckerberg's bio on the platform to, "Don't worry, we are just testing your security." However, the message was later removed and there are no screenshots of the temporary bio online.

The group said in its email conversation that it used an "exploit on Pinterest" to hack Zuckerberg's account, and not information retrieved from leaked databases. The hackers also emailed Zuckerberg's Twitter user name and password to ZDNet, which were not published. They said that he uses his old Gmail password as his current Twitter password.

In June this year, the hacker collective claimed to have breached the Facebook co-founder's Twitter and Pinterest accounts using information from the LinkedIn data dump that had been leaked in May. The group had tried to access his Instagram account as well, but had not been able to crack the system.

In the past, OurMine has also hacked the Twitter accounts of the likes of Google CEO Sundar Pichai, Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales and Pokemon Go creator John Hanke, along with that of Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey. It has also hacked websites such as Business Insider and BuzzFeed. OurMine is said to target prominent personalities in hopes of being approached to become an advisor to the websites/ platforms it hacks.


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