It is clearly visible that the year 2016 is not the best year for Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. As for the third time this year, Mark Zuckerberg has had one of his social media accounts hacked and not only that this time the Members of the hacking group OurMine are once again claimed the credit for the attack.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s Pinterest Account Hacked Again
The year 2016 looks like it is not the best year for Mark Zuckerberg, for the third time this year, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, had one of his social networking profiles hacked. Again, the hacker group OurMine claimed credit for the attack.
However, now the target was the executive account on Pinterest, which had been invaded by the same group a few months ago. At the time, Zuckerberg profile on Twitter was also hacked by the hacker group OurMine.
In June, at the time when the attacks happened, it was believed that the reuse of the old passwords was the major cause of the problem. After all, even being the CEO of a large social media company, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg also seems to be a part of the group of mortals who is too lazy to create different passwords.
Rumors also realized that the OurMine used the credentials that were exposed in a massive leak of LinkedIn, which gave details of more than 117 million users of the platform. However, it seems that this time the case was different. The group claims to have discovered a vulnerability in Pinterest that allowed them to hijack Zuckerberg’s account.
As part of the attack, they changed the text of CEO’s biography and wrote the following message: “Hey, is OurMine, do not worry, we’re just testing your security, please contact us to talk about it more and will help you keep your accounts secure.”
Despite the recurrence, Zuckerberg is not the only big shot of the technology industry to fall into the hands of OurMine. Names like Sundar Pichai, Google’s CEO, Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo, and Travis Kalanick, Uber, also had their accounts hacked by the group. The Buzzfeed and Variety sites also suffered attacks signed by them.