Yahoo and Twitter CEOs Have Their Twitter Accounts Compromised

The man who sent Twitter’s very first public tweet now also becomes the first Twitter CEO to have his own Twitter account compromised. An anonymous reader quotes a report from Digital Trends about this weekend’s wave of high-profile attacks:
At 2:50 a.m. ET, a tweet reading, “Hey, its OurMine, we are testing your security” and linking to the group’s website was briefly posted, and while it was soon deleted, identical tweets continued to appear… The group has previously taken over other social media accounts, including Google’s Sundar Pichai’s Quora account, and Mark Zuckerberg’s Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Twitter accounts…

Dorsey also wasn’t the only tech heavy hitter whose Twitter account was breached during that 24-hour period. Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer and venture capitalist Vinod Khosla also saw breaches to their accounts, both of which were attributed to OurMine.

The Tweets may have come from Vine, according to Digital Trends, “which suggests that Dorsey was either using an old or shared password on the video network, or had otherwise connected his account to a compromised service…it’s certainly alarming that a man who ostensibly is more aware than most of security protocols (especially on Twitter) fell victim to such an attack…”


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