Twitter’s CEO account is hijacked by OurMine

Twitter's CEO Jack Dorsey and Yahoo's CEO Marissa Mayer have been targeted by cybercriminals OurMine

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Twitter’s CEO account is hijacked by OurMine Twitter's Dorsey has yet to confirm if OurMine were able to hack into his Twitter account (Getty Images)
By  Aasha Bodhani Published  July 10, 2016

The infamous hackers are back, and this time they targeted Twitter's CEO Jack Dorsey's Twitter and Vine accounts.

Hacker group OurMine has recently been on a rampage, claiming to have hacked into several high-profile accounts, including Google's CEO Sundar Pichai, Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Spotify's Daniel Ek and YouTube gamer PewDiePie.

The three-man team are now claiming it hacked Twitter's Dorsey's account, as-well-as Yahoo's CEO Marissa Mayer's account, with the intention to warn them about their weak security.

OurMine posted its signature tweet on Dorsey's feed, which stated: "Hey, it's OurMine, we are testing your security, visit OurMine.org". This was followed up with a video of OurMine's theme song.

Since then, the tweet has been deleted and Dorsey has reportedly gained control of his account.

Yahoo's CEO Mayer account featured the same tweet, however Mayer was quick to delete it. OurMine then released an official statement stating: "Today, we checked Marissa Mayer Security, and we got access to her Twitter account, her security was really weak."

It is reported that the objective of the three-man hacking group is to test the flaws on particular social media accounts, which as of late appear to be owned by CEO's. Despite this, users should always use strong passwords.

Twitter's Dorsey has yet to confirm if OurMine were able to hack into his account.

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