Zuckerberg's Twitter, Pinterest Hacked
Group says they found his password in LinkedIn leak
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 6, 2016 12:01 AM CDT
Mark Zuckerberg speaks during the keynote address at the F8 Facebook Developer Conference in San Francisco.   (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
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(Newser) – Hackers have managed to embarrass Mark Zuckerberg, but not Facebook: A group calling itself OurMine Team claimed responsibility after the Facebook founder's Pinterest and Twitter accounts were hacked on Sunday, reports the New York Daily News. The hackers said they had found Zuckerberg's details in last month's huge leak of LinkedIn password details. "Hey @finkd, you were in Linkedin Database with the password 'dadada,'" they wrote in the first tweet from Zuckerberg's "finkd" Twitter account since 2012. Zuckerberg's Facebook and Instagram accounts were untouched, though the hackers falsely claimed to have accessed his Instagram.

Zuckerberg's hacked Twitter account was quickly taken offline, but his hacked Pinterest remained up for hours, with the message "Hey, we are just testing your security." "No Facebook systems or accounts were accessed. The affected accounts have been re-secured," a Facebook spokesperson said in a statement to VentureBeat, which notes that Zuckerberg's experience should serve as a reminder to regularly update your passwords—or at least to use different passwords for different websites. (Facebook says it will inform you if it detects North Koreans targeting your account.)
 

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