Social media giant Facebook’s Twitter and Instagram were hacked on Friday for a brief moment before Facebook took back control over them. The account was reportedly hacked by a hacker group named OurMine. The same group, as per a report, has also comprised accounts belonging to HBO, New York Times and NFL.
A Twitter spokesperson confirming the news said that Facebook’s accounts, @Facebook and @Messenger, were hacked through a third-party platform on Friday. “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,” the spokesperson added.
Some of our corporate social accounts were briefly hacked but we have secured and restored access— Facebook (@Facebook) February 8, 2020
The hacker team that hacked the account posted a message on Twitter that read, “Hi, we are OurMine. Well, even Facebook is hackable but at least their security [is] better than Twitter…to improve your accounts security…Contact us”.
That’s some creepy way to promote oneself. One of the users recorded the hack and shared a clip of the same.
Here it is.
Yup, I recorded the whole thing. pic.twitter.com/Mj7awWEtQ2— César (@cesarsru) February 8, 2020
The group was linked to hacks of HBO and the New York Times in 2017.
call to facebook for fix the problem, oh wait…— xx xxxxx xx (@JGHernandezB) February 8, 2020
Wheeeew.. I feel better now on Twitter— Audra Ann Bellantoni (@TheRealAudra) February 8, 2020
You're still just as crappy as ever, though, @Facebook.— Eric Johnson (@peaksoil) February 8, 2020