Twitter CEO’s account hacked

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Even the CEO of Twitter is not immune to having his account hacked.
 
Jack Dorsey, the social media company’s chief executive, on Saturday became the latest high-profile victim to have a social media account taken over by the hacker group OurMine.
 
{mosads}The group has also struck Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, the chief executives of Google and virtual reality firm Occulus, and Twitter’s ex-CEO Dick Costolo.
 
At 2:50 a.m. on Saturday, OurMine posted the message “Hey, it’s OurMine, we are testing your security,” as well as a link to the OurMine website. OurMine frequently hacks accounts under the auspices of security scans and charges thousands of dollars to return access to accounts’ rightful owners.
 
The tweets were since removed, but Engadget, who was among the first to report the story, published screenshots of the hack.
 
It is not immediately clear how OurMine gained access to the account, but experts speculate that OurMine uses passwords harvested from breaches of other sites, including LinkedIn and MySpace. 
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