Mark Zuckerberg's Pintrest And Twitter Accounts Hacked

06/06/2016 5:32 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:27 AM IST
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks on stage during the Facebook F8 conference in San Francisco, California April 12, 2016. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Facebook may well be a very secure website but turns out its CEO is not 'unhackable'. Mark Zuckerberg's Twitter, Pinterest and LinkedIn accounts were hacked by a group called OurMine.

The OurMine group boasted of having hacked Zuckerberg's Twitter and Pinterest accounts after logging in from those accounts. Zuckerberg was probably using the same password for both the accounts. Following the hacking, OurMine's twitter account was suspended. It is revealed that his password for those websites was 'Dadada'.

Last month, LinkedIN had contacted everyone on their website to urging them to change their passwords. This followed a large dump of LinkedIn email and password data that appeared online and is believed to have been gathered as a result of a hack into the LinkedIn site in 2012.

It appears that Zuckerberg's LinkedIn account might have been among those compromised in the 2012 hack and he might have had the same or similar passwords for his three hacked accounts.

"No Facebook systems or accounts were accessed. The affected accounts have been re-secured," said one of the spokesperson for Facebook in a statement to Venturebeat.

This year many instances of hacking have been reported in India and outside. The most notable hacks in India were of the telecom regulator TRAI's website and those of several universities at the start of the year. The remote access provider Teamviewer's services were also hacked recently, giving its users a scare.

Apparently Zuckerberg's is not the only celebrity hack news coming out today. Kylie Jenner's twitter account has also been compromised.

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