Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey hacked by OurMine

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Jack Dorsey

The hacking group OurMine is at it again, this time hacking the Twitter account of Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey. The group has already hit Mark Zuckerberg and Google CEO Sundar Pichai‘s social media accounts. The group made a statement going after Jack Dorsey on the very social media platform he runs. The group is proving that no one is safe from hacking, as we’ve stated in the past, if hackers want in they’ll find a way. We don’t have all the details about Dorsey’s account but one would assume he was using a strong password and two factor authentication. We’ve already witnessed the CEO of Facebook using a password of “dadada” so perhaps Jack Dorsey also had a bad password.

All of the OurMine messages posted to Dorsey’s account (which, as of 3:25AM or so appears to have been scrubbed of the hacker’s tweets), came through from Vine. It’s possible Dorsey had an old/shared password on his Vine account or somehow connected it to another service that was compromised, which could’ve given OurMine access and matches what we’ve seen in previous hacks.

While these hacks are troublesome, you can protect yourself by using strong passwords and two factor authentication. Even the strongest security can be cracked if the hacker is persistent. It’s better to have some walls up though, the hacker will likely move on to an easier target if you have your guards up. These high-profile hacks are more about hackers making a statement that they were able to break the security of leading technology leaders. It is a good lesson though and perhaps we need to rethink computer security and come up with better ways of protecting our data.

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  Source: Engadget
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