Zuckerberg might be possibly at his wits end now, trying to figure out what happened. The creator of Facebook is in for some real big troubles; he has happened to have lost access to his online social life! Twitter and Pinterest accounts were both compromised, leaving this to become the most shocking news for the day.
When you are the creator of Facebook, what would you possible be doing having an account on your competing website, Twitter? That’s exactly the question people asked when they saw Zuckerberg tweeting away one fine day, and this would not have been any more important, had it been a regular affair. What didn’t seem right that the young entrepreneur had not really used Twitter for the last four years. So when the tweets were taken apart, it happened to reveal that even Zuckerberg had fallen prey to hackers online.
It seems like the onus of the act was on a Saudi Arabian Cyber Criminals group, called OurMine. The hackers sent out a message stating that they were ‘testing their security’ on Twitter, after they had hacked the Pinterest account and then renamed it as “Hacked By OurMine Team”.
The accounts have now been restored with all the offensive tweets and messages deleted.
But, the horror isn’t over yet. The group also has access to Zuckerberg’s Instagram account apparently, but has not caused any problems there.
The OurMine hackers claim to have an active hand in causing a data theft issue in the DayZ gaming community, costing hundreds of users their ids and passwords. Asides they have owned up to carrying out a DdoS attacks in a few renowned financial institutions across the globe. They claim to have used LinkedIn Dump to get hold of user names and passwords. It is strange that someone as cautious as Zuckerberg may have done something as careless as using the same password for all the servi ces that were hacked. Lessons learnt the hard way, Zuck.