Many twitter accounts and also other social media accounts were hacked this year in which many of top tech companies Ceo's and also some celebrities became victims.Most of these attacks were done by OURMINE hacking team.Some of them were listed below .
Mark Zuckerberg CEO of Facebook
Earlier this year a hacking group called OURMINE hacked twitter account of zuckerberg.the password was said to be leaked from LinkedIn password dump.they also compromised Pinterest and LinkedIn accounts of Zuckerberg which has same password as the twitter.the password was also posted in a tweet by the hacking group "dadada".
Now the twitter account has been recovered and is normal.
Sundar Pichai CEO of Google
There is no exception even for largest tech giant google's CEO Sundar Pichai.his quora account has been hacked and spam posts have been posted on twitter account linked with that.OURMINE hacking group claims responsibility for this attack too.
Now his Quora and twitter accounts are normal
Jack Dorsey CEO of Twitter
OURMIINE hacking team was even able to post from jack Dorsey's twitter account and then twitter team removed posts immediately.so its clear message that no one are an exception when security is weak.
Jimmy Wales Founder of Wikipedia
The same hacking group also hacked the twitter account of jimmy wales and they tweeted "R.I.P jimmy wales" and "i confirm that Wikipedia is all lies our mine team is true".
Now the account was normal tweeted by jimmy wales
Tim Armstrong CEO of AOL
Tim Armstrong's twitter account was also hacked by same hacking team .they posted some spam tweets.Now his account was normal.
- There are also few other celebrities in the list Kat perry(singer ), Brendan Iribe(oculus CEO),Daniel Ek(Spotify CEO) , Lana Del Ray(singer), Kylie Jenner( celebrity ), Drake(rapper )
The hacking group says that these were done only to make them aware of weak security and that is the reason they didn't change password for any account.So the message is clear from these attacks use unique and strong passwords and update them frequently.