Multiple WWE Twitter accounts hacked by OurMine including John Cena and Triple H

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OurMine claims that all of the WWE accounts it infiltrated were linked to WWE’s head of social media which is why they were so easily breached.

The hacking group OurMine is at it again, this time targeting multiple Twitter accounts held by the WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment). John Cena and Triple H were two of the major wrestling stars targeted along with WWE Network, WWE NXT, and several others. Messages from John Cena, Triple H, and the other affected accounts started popping up with OurMine’s signature (Hey, it’s OurMine we are just testing your security, please contact us for more information. Thanks).

WWE confirmed the breaches in a statement to Mashable saying: “WWE can confirm that several official WWE Twitter accounts were hacked for a brief period on Saturday evening. WWE subsequently re-secured the accounts.”

OurMine claims that all of the WWE accounts it infiltrated were linked to WWE’s head of social media which is why they were so easily breached.

The WWE aren’t the only ones whose Twitter accounts were compromised, CNN was also hit by OurMine, leaving the same message as always. The group says they’re not out to cause any damage to users but simply want to help them improve their security.

“We have no bad intentions and only care about the security and privacy of your accounts and network,” the group says. “Not only will we give you access to all your accounts again, we will give you future security tips and assist you with securing your account to its maximum potential.”

We do wonder if any of their targets have ever taken them up on the offer of bettering their Twitter security.

What do you think of OurMine’s latest Twitter hack? Let us know in the comments below or on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.

  Source: ibtimesUK
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