‘Even you are hackable’: Facebook’s Twitter & Instagram accounts hacked, trolled with cybersecurity services offer
In a highly unusual form of guerrilla marketing, hackers have breached the official Twitter and Instagram accounts of Facebook and its Messenger app, advertising their cyber security ‘services’ in a number of posts.
Twitter confirmed the hacks on Friday, with a spokesperson noting the company had “locked the compromised accounts” and is now “working closely with our partners at Facebook to restore them.” The incident follows a series of hiccups on the platform, which caused widespread outages.
Facebook and Messenger accounts on Twitter both hacked ... ouch! pic.twitter.com/YHHk44jg7p— Matt Navarra (@MattNavarra) February 7, 2020
The hackers made trollish posts to each of the breached accounts, stating “Hi, we are OurMine. Well, even Facebook is hackable but at least their security [is] better than Twitter.”
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Wow..this is so frightening. Somebody, or some entity, hacked Facebook's instagram account and posted this. Even scarier when you remember Facebook owns all of Instagram.Update: Facebook's Twitter account was also just hacked. pic.twitter.com/qMBiHvjz8J— John H. Meyer (@BEASTMODE) February 8, 2020
Twitter is no stranger to high-profile hacks, with their own CEO Jack Dorsey’s handle compromised last August by pranksters, who briefly sent out a series of racial slurs and nonsensical posts to his 4 million followers.
More than ten thousand Twitter users experienced outages earlier on Friday, with a company representative stating the ability to tweet was temporarily “broken,” prompting a wave of conspiracy theories from netizens suspicious about the timing of the glitch.Also on rt.com Was it #Vindman or #PetesBillionaires? Twitter users report widespread outage & share conspiracies
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