On Sunday Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook,Twitter and Pinterest accounts was hacked by a hacker group from Saudi Arabia, dubbed OurMine and announced the control on his accounts
How they did this was by LinkedIn data breach
The hackers tweeted that they found Zuck’s account credentials in the recent LinkedIn data breach, from which they took his SHA1-hashed password string and then broke it and tried on several social media accounts.The group, which has more than 40,000 Twitter followers, then successfully hacked into Zuck’s Twitter (@finkd) and Pinterest profile and defaced its banners with its logo as well as tweeted out some offensive posts.
Mr. Zuckerberg did not tweeted on that account since 2012.
You might be searching or thinking what may be his password,there it is
Zuckerberg’s LinkedIn password was “dadada”, which he also used for his other online accounts, the group tweeted.Those users who have same passwords better change as soon as possible and keep different passwords for all.
The group also claimed to have gained accessed to Zuck’s Instagram account, but Facebook confirmed that the group did not access his Instagram account.
More than 167 Million members’ email and password combinations were hacked during a 2012 LinkedIn data breach and had just been posted online. The passwords were encrypted with the SHA1 algorithm with “no salt” that made it easier for hackers to crack them.
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