Facebook cofounder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg understandably has accounts on other social networks it only makes sense to keep up with what the competition is up to. But that doesn’t mean he bothers to maintain standard security practices on non-Facebook properties. This weekend, his Twitter and Pinterest accounts were hacked. The group responsible, OurMine Team, also claimed to have gained accessed to his zuck Instagram account.
We don’t know for sure how OurMine Team pulled off the hacks, but the group is claiming it was all thanks to the LinkedIn password dump from a few weeks ago. Millions of LinkedIn user account details leaked online last month, with the company reacting by invalidating the credentials and contacting affected members to reset their passwords. But the story doesn’t end there, because as we all know, many people like to reuse the same password on different online services.
Twitter was quick to react. While writing this article, we noticed that Zuckerberg’s finkd account had been suspended. Upon publishing, Twitter had already brought it back, with the offending tweet deleted.
Facebook confirmed that Zuckerberg’s Instagram account was not accessed, despite what the attackers claimed.
“No Facebook systems or accounts were accessed,” a Facebook spokesperson stated in a statement. “The affected accounts have been re-secured.”