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Mark Zuckerberg’s Pinterest Account Reportedly Hacked

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This article was posted on Wednesday, 19:45, UTC.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has not had an easy year with the security on several of his accounts. Reports are coming in that he has been the target of hackers for the second time this year, according to ZDNet.

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A hacking group by the name of OurMine is claiming responsibility for hacking into Zuckerberg’s Pinterest account.

After gaining access they are reported to have changed Zuckerberg’s bio to read:

“Don’t worry, we are just testing your security.”

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ZDNet reports that the hacking group was able to gain access to Zuckerberg’s account after finding a vulnerability on Pinterest, giving them the access they needed.

In June, Zuckerberg fell prey to hackers after they figured out his Twitter password. However, while the hacking group claim to have discovered his new password, they were unable to gain access due to increased security measures with the enabled two-factor authentication.

Targeting High Profile Names

This, however, is not the first time that OurMine have targeted high profile accounts.

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In August, the group targeted John Hanke, CEO of Niantic, also known as the developer of Pokémon Go. At the time, the group are reported to have said that it was ‘too easy’ to gain access to his Twitter account after discovering his password as ‘nopass’.

OurMine also targeted Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter this summer, leaving the same message it recently left on Mark Zuckerberg’s Pinterest account.

Of course, it’s not just people the group targets, though. They have also been known to target financial institutions.

Earlier this year, the group claim to have taken down the U.S. and U.K. servers of major banking institution, HSBC. However, it was only after someone from HSBC reached out to OurMine, that the hack was stopped.

So, what’s the point of what OurMine are doing you might wonder?

Well it seems that OurMine’s mission is to target accounts that are vulnerable and then provide a security service to their victims enabling them to improve on the current measures they have in place.

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