Mark Zuckerberg's personal Facebook and Pinterest pages hacked

06/06/2016

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg briefly lost control of both his Twitter and Pinterest accounts this morning, after a hacking group broke in to both, defacing the pages.

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The hacking group, called 'OurMine' claimed they found Zuckerberg's details in a database of 117 million passwords hacked from social network LinkedIn in 2012.

The Facebook founder's login details - and the password 'dadada' - were allegedly discovered in leaked LinkedIn data records.

It appears that Zuckerberg may have used the same password across multiple accounts.
OurMine asked the billionaire Facebook founder to contact them.

A message posted on his compromised Twitter account read: "Hey we got access to your Twitter & Instagram & Pinterest, we are just testing your security, please direct message us."

Twitter reacted quickly to the hack, temporarily suspending his account before reinstating it with the tweet deleted.

The hackers claimed that they found his password - dadada - in the details of stolen LinkedIn accounts which were leaked online last month.

Almost 120 million LinkedIn username and passwords combinations were stolen four years ago, and recently appeared on the black market dark web.

Hackers had claimed that his Instagram account had been accessed, which would have been particularly embarrassing as the photo-sharing app is owned by Facebook.

But a spokesman for Facebook said: "No Facebook systems or accounts were accessed. The affected accounts have been re-secured."

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