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Mark Zuckerberg’s Twitter, Pinterest Password -- 'dadada' -- Was Hacked

Password cracking; User accounts compromised

The attackers, self-dubbed OurMine Team, claimed to have broken into the Twitter and Pinterest accounts of the Facebook founder thanks to a LinkedIn password dump from a few weeks ago. More than 100 million LinkedIn user passwords stolen during a 2012 hack leaked online in May.

“Hey @finkd, you were in Linkedin Database with the password ‘dadada’ !,” the team wrote from Zuckerberg’s Twitter page on June 5, New York Daily News reported. 

On his Pinterest page, a new title read: “Hacked by OurMine Team.”

"Twitter was quick to react. While writing this article, we noticed that Zuckerberg’s @finkd account had been suspended. Upon publishing, we learned that Twitter had already brought it back, with the offending tweet deleted (Zuckerberg hasn’t tweeted anything since January 2012)," VentureBeat reported on the same day the defacements appeared. 

sector

Social Media

reported

June 5, 2016

reported by

VentureBeat

number affected

Unknown

location of breach

Unknown

perpetrators

Hacktivists

location of perpetrators

Unknown

date breach occurred

May 2016 or June 2016

date breach detected

June 5, 2016