Twitter confirmed on Friday that the official Twitter accounts of social media big Fb and its Messenger platform had been hacked. A Twitter spokesperson stated in an emailed assertion that the accounts had been hacked by way of a third-party platform. Fb’s Instagram account was additionally hacked by way of third-party platform, and a photograph of the hackers’ group was posted.
“Hello, we’re O u r M i n e. Nicely, even Fb is hackable however a minimum of their safety higher than Twitter,” posted the hackers.
The account of Twitter Chief Government Jack Dorsey was hacked in August, permitting an unauthorised particular person to ship public tweets together with racial slurs and curse phrases to his four million followers earlier than Twitter secured the account.
Twitter declined to call the third-party platform, however a screenshot of the tweets present that the posts got here from social media administration device Khoros, studies CNET.
Khoros is a Internet service utilized by digital advertising and PR departments to handle social media accounts, and is linked to a social media account as a third-party app.
“As quickly as we had been made conscious of the difficulty, we locked the compromised accounts and are working intently with our companions at Fb to revive them,” a Twitter spokesperson added.
The hacker group OurMine hijacked prior to now Twitter accounts of greater than a dozen NFL groups in January earlier than the SuperBowl.
The identical group has additionally compromised Twitter accounts of Fb CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, and Google CEO Sundar Pichai.
The group has been lively since 2016 and is believed to include a number of Saudi youngsters.
In an announcement, a Fb spokesperson stated, “A few of our company social accounts had been briefly hacked however we’ve secured and restored entry.”