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Mark Zuckerberg's social media accounts got hacked after he made a basic security mistake


Even billionaire tech entrepreneurs get hacked.
Some of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's social media accounts were hijacked late on Sunday, with the attackers posting messages from them showing off their access.

The hacker(s) - who use the name OurMine Team - managed to get into Zuckerberg's Twitter and Pinterest accounts, and also claimed to have broken into his Instagram account, although Facebook denied this to VentureBeat, and there doesn't seem to be any evidence of it.

How did the attackers get in? It looks like Zuck made a basic security mistake: He reused the same passwords.

Back in 2012, professional social network LinkedIn got hacked. The hack was back in the news again recently as the full scale of the hack finally came to light - more than 160 million accounts were compromised.

This old LinkedIn hack seems to be what made the hack of Zuckerberg's accounts possible. "Hey, [Mark Zuckerberg]," one message sent from his Twitter account reads. "You were in [the] Linkedin Database with the password "dadada" ! DM for proof.."

The implication is that the 32-year-old CEO reused this password on Twitter and Pinterest - and the hackers got in that way.

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Source: http://www.businessinsider.in/Mark-Zuckerbergs-social-media-accounts-got-hacked-after-he-made-a-basic-security-mistake/articleshow/52617662.cms

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