Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg understandably has accounts on other social networks – it only makes sense to keep up with what the competition is up to. But that doesn’t mean he bothers to maintain standard security practices on non-Facebook properties.
This weekend, his Twitter and Pinterest accounts were hacked.
We don’t know for sure how OurMine Team pulled off the hacks, but the group is claiming it was all thanks to the LinkedIn password dump from a few weeks ago.
Ouch. Mark Zuckerberg’s social media accounts have been hacked pic.twitter.com/KvVmXOIg5s
— Ben Hall (@Ben_Hall) June 5, 2016
Millions of LinkedIn user account details leaked online last month, with the company reacting by invalidating the credentials and contacting affected members to reset their passwords.
Twitter was quick to react by reinstating his finkd account with the offending tweet deleted (Zuckerberg hasn’t tweeted anything since January 2012).