For the third time this year, Mark Zuckerberg account was hacked. Members of the hacking bunch OurMine are another time claiming credit for the attack.
Their target this time: Zuckerberg’s Pinterest account. This is the second time they’ve done this. OurMine initial hacked Zuckerberg back in June, and get access to both his Twitter account and that same Pinterest account.
In June, it’s believed that password re-use was to blame. Yes, even outstanding technology CEOs fall victim to password fatigue. OurMine reportedly used credentials that were exposed by the large LinkedIn hack that spilled details on more than 117 million of its users.
According to Zack Whittaker of ZDNet, this time was totally different. OurMine is claiming to own a discovered a vulnerability on Pinterest that permissible them to hijack Zuckerberg’s account. By exploiting it, they were able to spoil his profile.
His bio temporarily read “Don’t worry, we are simply testing your security and protection” included a link to the OurMine website. The alterations were quickly changed. The hackers moreover claim to have discovered Zuckerberg’s Twitter password however were unable to sign in. Zuckerberg, it seems, had wisely enabled two-factor verification after being hacked this summer.
Zuckerberg is not the only famous tech figure that OurMine has victimized different CEOs including Google’s Sundar Pichai, Yahoo’s Marissa Meyer, and Uber’s Travis Kalanick have all had accounts hacked by the group. OurMine additionally claimed responsibility for hacks on variety and Buzzfeed earlier this year.
What motivates the group’s attacks? they are trying to grow up business, it seems. OurMine has offered security services to a number of its victims in the past.