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Former Twitter CEO Evan Williams’ Twitter Account Hacked By Team That Hacked Zuckerberg’s Accounts

Published on 9 June, 2016 at 7:02 pm By

Days after launching a successful hack on Mark Zuckerberg’s Twitter and Pinterest accounts, OurMine broke into the Twitter account of the company’s co-founder and former CEO Evan Williams.

The group brazenly posted a tweet claiming the hack but deleted it minutes later.


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According to Mashable, the hack was brief.

Though Twitter refused to comment on this specific hack, it released a statement accepting that a “number of other online services have seen millions of passwords stolen in the past several weeks”.

Twitter has urged users to create a “unique, strong password”, something that most people overlook.

 


According to reports, passwords of around 32 million Twitter accounts may have been surreptitiously collected using malware. The company, however, claims that its security is robust.

Citing LeakedSource, a site with a search engine of leaked login credentials, TechCrunch reports that data of the accounts might have been collected via browsers such as Firefox and Chrome and not stolen from Twitter.

 


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But emails in the database available with LeakedSource reveal that most of the accounts hacked are Russian.

Mark Zuckerberg’s account hack revealed that the password of his non-Facebook social media accounts was ‘dadada’. But it is not the simplest password.

A data analysis of the documents with LeakedSource shows that the most popular password was “123456” and “password” itself appears as a password.

 

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Singers Drake and Lana Del Rey and professional American football league NFL have all been hit by similar hacks in the past. Even Twitter’s chief financial officer and head of Twitter Ventures, Anthony Noto’s account was hacked in 2015.


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