A group of hackers recently compromised Facebook’s Official Twitter and Instagram accounts. The group claiming the credit for hacking the accounts of the social media giant goes by the name “OurMine.”

OurMine is the same group that previously hacked the official social media accounts of HBO, the New York Times, NFL, and ESPN.

The group posted a tweet from the official Facebook and Messenger Twitter accounts, reading: “Hi, we are OurMine. Well, even Facebook is hackable, but at least their security better than Twitter.”

What’s more bizarre than the hackers mocking Twitter, is that they went on to provide their website and email-id in the tweet. Also, they asked people to contact them to improve their social media accounts’ security.

Fortunately, Twitter locked the compromised accounts and recovered them within 30 minutes.

“As soon as we were made aware of the issue, we locked the compromised accounts and are working closely with our partners at Facebook to restore them,” said a spokesperson for Twitter.

Apart from that, the group also hacked the official Facebook and Messenger Instagram accounts. The hacking came into light when people saw OurMine’s logo being posted several times from both of the accounts.

However, the claims made by OurMine in the tweets are sort of misleading. That is because it doesn’t look like Facebook and Twitter itself were hacked.

Reportedly, a third-party tool dubbed “Khoros” was used to post those Tweets and photos from Facebook’s official accounts.

This same tool was also used to send tweets from hacked NFL accounts some time ago.

VIAThe Verge
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