New Delhi: The Silicon Valley is under attack by a hacker group, and as it seems, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is their latest victim.
OurMine group, which recently hacked into Google CEO Sundar Pichai’s Quora account and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s Twitter and Pinterest accounts, now got hold of Dorsey’s Twitter account for a while.
At 12:20 pm, a friendly tweet went up saying, “Hey, its OurMine, we are testing your security, visit ourmine.org.” The tweet encompassed OurMine’s other calling card and an embedded video of their theme song.
While that tweet was quickly deleted, many more followed. Dorsey reportedly regained permanent control of his Twitter feed around 45 minutes later.
This latest hack by the OurMine group looks different: they didn’t get access to Dorsey’s Twitter account directly, as is evident from their tweets, which they posted via Vine.
It's possible Twitter CEO had an old/shared password on his Vine account or somehow connected it to another service that was compromised, which would have given OurMine access and matches what we've seen in previous hacks, engadget.com writes.
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