The notorious hacking group, OurMine has struck yet again! This time, they have hacked Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg’s Pinterest account. After hacking the accounts of many bigshots in recent months, OurMine has hacked Zuckerberg’s Pinterest account once again on Tuesday. OurMine hacking group has defaced his Pinterest account with a new tagline and the group’s web address. According to the technology website CNET, the hacking group informed the organization about their latest adventure. Earlier last month, OurMine had hacked Zuckerberg’s Twitter account. Zuckerberg’s Pinterest bio said, “Don’t worry; we are just testing your security”! OurMine said it has an ‘exploit on Pinterest’ but it gave no further details.
OurMine had previously claimed responsibility for hacking Pokemon Go servers in July, Twitter account of John Hanke; the CEO of the US – based software company, Niantic that created the popular GPS – based augmented reality game, Pokemon Go, along with the Japanese company, Nintendo. OurMine had also hacked Twitter’s chief executive officer (CEO), Jack Dorsey’s and Google’s CEO, Sundar Pichai’s social media accounts in June, this year. OurMine had also hacked the Twitter account of Evan Williams, the micro blogging site’s co-founder and former CEO, during March this year. Read more on Hacking
Hackers are getting more skilled at hacking day by day. They pose a serious threat to organizations. The CEO’s, MD’s and the Chairman of many organizations may post important personal or official information on social media websites and it could spell disaster for the organizations if their accounts are hacked. The hackers like the ones in OurMine could misuse the information posted on their social media accounts. They could even black – mail the organizations for a ransom, for them not to reveal the stolen sensitive information to the public. That would cause a huge loss to the organizations like Google or Facebook, while the hackers may use the ransom to even better their hacking skills! The CEOs, MDs and Chairman of important organizations should install top notch anti – virus and anti – spyware software on their PCs to protect their social media accounts. While the servers of social media websites like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn should also be protected by a strong anti – virus and anti – spyware software like Kaspersky. The anti – virus, anti – spyware and anti – malware producing companies like Kaspersky, Nod32, McAfee, etcetera should also provide online updates to their products, which would provide best in class hacking protection. Read more on Startup News
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