Mark Zuckerberg’s Twitter, Pinterest accounts Hacked
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s who runs the biggest social media network is the latest victim of cyber criminals. Yeah it shocking but true. Zuckerberg’s himself failed maintain basics security for his own accounts. Well, in latest news it has been found that Mark Zuckerberg’s Twitter, Pinterest accounts hacked by a group of hackers from Saudi Arabia. Well, the group is know as OurMine, which claimed the responsibility of this very hack.
Well, The hackers have mentioned in a tweeted that they have god Facebook CEO Mark Zuck’s account credentials from the recent LinkedIn data breach. Moreover, they also maintained that they took Zuckerberg’s SHA1-hashed password string and then tried on various social media accounts after breaking the login details. Well, the hackers broke into Mark’s Twitter and Pinterest accounts and then malformed the banners with its logo and even tweeted some offensive posts as well. Meanwhile, the point is to note here is Zuckerberg have tweeted anything from his account since 2012. However, the most surprising thing is that the LinkedIn password of Zuckerberg was “dadada”, and was also being used for his different online accounts according to the hackers.
Well, being the Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s is really not supposed to commit such a devastating mistake. Having a password as easy as “dadada” is really an open invitation to hackers. The basic of Internet security is to have a strong alphanumeric password with symbols to make it harder for the cyber crooks to break into your account. Even, more after such a critical hack LinkedIn data breach not still changing your password is nothing but stupidity. Well, with LinkedIn hack, cyber criminals has really taken this to another level and has proven again they are a step ahead of the security recherches. Now with hacking Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s Twitter and Pinterest account they have proven nothing and no one is safe nowadays.
However, this critical hack is yet another alarm for peoples still have not changed their LinkedIn password along with any kind of other online accounts which has the same credentials.In a earlier post regarding LinkedIn data breach we have clearly mentioned all LinkedIn users should change their password as hackers are selling a database of 167 billion LinkedIn credentials. Hence, if you have not changed your password yet then do it now before the hackers compromises your account.
Although, the group of hackers who breaks into Zuckerberg’s Twitter and Pinterest account has also claimed that they have also gain the access of Mark’s Instagram account, however Facebook have denied the claim of Instagram hack and has confirmed that the Instagram account of Mark Zuckerberg’s is not been accessed by the hackers. Moreover, a Facebook spokesperson has also said that no Facebook systems or accounts were accessed, and all the accounts that were and hacked or accessed by the hackers is already been re-secured.
Essential Security Tips
- Use complicated and hard to break password.
- Do not use same password for all your accounts.
- Do not share your password with anyone.
- Log-out properly your account after every use.
- Keep all your applications, browsers, OS, etc. updated.
- Use only secure networks.
- Be very careful about what you share on your online accounts.
- Do not authorize unknown or untrusted apps to access your personal information.
- Do not add any unknown people in your social media account.
- Prefer 2-factor authentication in your online accounts.
- Have a powerful and updated anti-virus tool in your system.
- Use VPN services if you are using public wifi.
With the above basics of Internet security you can easily avoid the common hacks and provide an extra bit of security to your social media or other online accounts. Well, we surely needs a much advanced and powerful security system to stop the hackers but with following basics and awareness users can minimize the chances of being compromised. Moreover, the recent hacks are the clear indication that hackers will come with something more critical and dangerous hence users needs to be careful and prepared to face the scenario.