Mark Zuckerberg maybe the founder and CEO of Facebook, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t have accounts on other social platforms. He clearly, however, doesn’t seem to care a lot about these accounts, as some of them were temporarily hacked over the weekend. A group of hackers called OurMine Team were able to get access to Zuckerberg’s LinkedIn, Pinterest and Twitter accounts, Venturebeat reports. Also Read - Twitter Voice Tweets rolling out for iOS: What are they, how to sendAlso Read - World Emoji Day 2021: Twitter reveals 10 most used emojis in 2021 in India
The hackers not only accessed his accounts, but also defaced some of them to brag about their achievement. They also announced the hack on their Twitter account, which has been suspended at the time of filing this story. The group claims to have gotten access to Zuckerberg’s accounts through his credentials leaked during the recent LinkedIn hack. Also Read - Facebook gives voice to emojis with Soundmoji: Here's how to send
Ouch. Mark Zuckerberg’s social media accounts have been hacked pic.twitter.com/KvVmXOIg5s
Ben Hall (@Ben_Hall) June 5, 2016
Last month, over 117 million LinkedIn accounts were hacked, with their email ids and passwords dumped on the internet. The hack is proof that Zuckerberg doesn’t really care about his other social accounts as much and may have used the same (or similar) passwords. He was however on top of things and was quickly able to get back access to his accounts and also deleted some of the offensive posts.
This isn’t the only high-profile leak, and recently artist Katy Perry’s Twitter account was hacked as well. With over 89 million followers, Perry’s account is currently most-followed on the social platform. The modus operandi of these hackers was the same as well, with Perry’s credentials found during an old MySpace leak.