Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg may be great at building social networks that can captivate and engage the world. But he seems to be slightly less good at taking care of his accounts on other social media platforms. After losing his Twitter account to OurMine in June, Zuckerberg’s Pinterest was also hacked into recently by the group, which is gaining notoriety for bypassing the security of social media accounts of top Silicon Valley executives.
After getting into Mark Zuckerberg’s Pinterest account, OurMine changed his bio on Pinterest,
Don’t worry, we are just testing your security.
This is pretty much in line with the what the group usually does after it has managed to get into the account of a well known executive. The group refused to divulge details of how they had managed the hack, however, they did confirm that it was not through leaked databases. In fact, they even went on to say that they were in possession of a Pinterest exploit that they used it in this case as well.
Here is what OurMine had to say on the matter:
today our team reached to Mark Zuckerberg accounts again…
how did we hacked him again? we have our private methods, so please don’t ask this question, and no it’s not using leaked databases
What did you hack from him? Twitter & Pinterest
What his password was? his password previously was dadada , and we told him to protect his own accounts, but unfortunately he didn’t listen and he used easy password again, but at least he enabled 2-step verification on his twitter, but his password now is dr1nkbur.
Well, we won’t advice you to try logging in with the password OurMine provided. Not only would you be violating hacking laws but Mark Zuckerberg’s account probably has a different password now. And, OurMine was probably joking — although there is no way to confirm that for certain.
Meanwhile, although what the group does is massively illegal, it says that its intention is to bring people’s attention to the gaping holes in supposedly secure systems. It also professes to perform security scans upon social media accounts for a not so modest price of $5,000. Going by its track record through — which includes Spotify CEO Daniel Ek, Google CEO Sundar Pichai and Uber founder Travis Kalanick — it is probably capable of doing a very good job.