Mark Zuckerberg’s Twitter, Pinterest accounts hacked

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New York | Updated: June 8, 2016 5:50:34 PM

The hacker group 'OurMine Team' behind the hacking claimed that it was possible due to the LinkedIn password dump that happened a few weeks ago, technology...

mark zuckerberg facebook“So Twitter suspended our old Twitter. We are trying to get it back if not this account will be the official,” OurMine Team tweeted from its new account. (Reuters)

The accounts of Mark Zuckerberg, cofounder and CEO of social media giant Facebook, on Twitter and Pinterest were compromised over the weekend, a media report said.

The hacker group ‘OurMine Team’ behind the hacking claimed that it was possible due to the LinkedIn password dump that happened a few weeks ago, technology website VentureBeat reported on Sunday.

OurMine’s Twitter account now stands suspended.

“So Twitter suspended our old Twitter. We are trying to get it back if not this account will be the official,” OurMine Team tweeted from its new account.

Millions of LinkedIn user account details were leaked online last month and the company reacted by invalidating the credentials and contacting affected members to reset their passwords, the report said.

However, LinkedIn said, there is no new data breach. Several weeks ago, additional names and passwords from the original data breach in 2012 were released and we took quick action to notify our members.

At that time, we inactivated all the passwords on LinkedIn for members that hadn’t updated them since the 2012 incident and reached out to every member who had an account as of June 6, 2012 to let them know what had happened, reminding them to reset their passwords on other sites.

All members should take care to manage and change passwords across other sites, avoid re-use, leverage advanced security features and update often, LinkedIn said.

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