A group of hackers just lately compromised Fb’s Official Twitter and Instagram accounts. The group claiming the credit score for hacking the accounts of the social media big goes by the title “OurMine.”
OurMine is identical group that beforehand hacked the official social media accounts of HBO, the New York Occasions, NFL, and ESPN.
The group posted a tweet from the official Fb and Messenger Twitter accounts, studying: “Hi, we are OurMine. Well, even Facebook is hackable, but at least their security better than Twitter.”
What’s more unusual than the hackers mocking Twitter, is that they went on to offer their web site and email-id within the tweet. Additionally, they requested folks to contact them to enhance their social media accounts’ safety.
Thankfully, Twitter locked the compromised accounts and recovered them inside 30 minutes.
“As soon as we were made aware of the issue, we locked the compromised accounts and are working closely with our partners at Facebook to restore them,” stated a spokesperson for Twitter.
Aside from that, the group additionally hacked the official Fb and Messenger Instagram accounts. The hacking got here into mild when folks noticed OurMine’s brand being posted a number of instances from each of the accounts.
Nonetheless, the claims made by OurMine within the tweets are type of deceptive. That’s as a result of it doesn’t seem like Fb and Twitter itself had been hacked.
Reportedly, a third-party instrument dubbed “Khoros” was used to put up these Tweets and photographs from Fb’s official accounts.
This similar instrument was additionally used to ship tweets from hacked NFL accounts a while in the past.