Facebook’s Official Twitter And Instagram Accounts Hacked

Facebook’s Official Twitter And Instagram Accounts Hacked

Facebook’s social media accounts were quickly confiscate by a gaggle of hackers on Friday afternoon.

The hacking cluster OurMine announce on the Twitter and Instagram accounts for Facebook and messenger, writing “even Facebook is hackable”.

The accounts have currently been restored .

OurMine claims its attacks are an effort to point out cyber vulnerabilities. That cluster has antecedently compromised accounts owned by to HBO, the New York Times and in recently it hijacked over a dozen accounts for groups within the U.S. National Football League.

The cluster announce an announcement on Facebook’s Twitter account. “Hi, we are OurMine. Well, even Facebook is hackable but at least their security is better then Twitter.”

It conjointly hijacked the Facebook and Massanger accounts on Instagram to post a photograph of OurMine’s emblem.

Facebook’s own web site wasn’t hacked.

Twitter confirmed that the hacking occurred via a third-party which accounts were sealed once it had been alerted to the problem.

“As soon as we were made aware of the issue, we locked the compromised accounts and are working closely with our partners at Facebook to restore them,” according to Twitter statement.

The attack on Facebook appears to hve followed the same hack groups within the National Football league. The accounts seem to have been accessed via the third-party platform Khoros.

Khoros is a promoting platform that companies can use to manage their social media communications. Generally these platforms manage or have access to the passwords and login details of their customers.

OurMine could be a Dubai-based hacking cluster that attacked the accounts of firms and high-profile people within the past. In the past, it has temporality infiltrated the social media account of Twitter’s founder Jack Dorsey, Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai, and also the company accounts of Netflix and ESPN.

The OurMine group claims its attacks are designed to point out an absence of security. However it conjointly instructs victims to use its services to boost safeguards.

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Anurag is a lifelong technology enthusiast who spends most of his time trying to figure out connections between social media, human behaviour, and cyberculture. He writes technology-based news on My Office Hub. Reach him on anurag@myoffice-hub.com

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