Hacker group ‘OurMine’ is in news again. The professional group has now hacked the account of Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, after previously hijacking the social media accounts of Google CEO Sundar Pichai and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and former Twitter CEO Dick Costolo.
The group shared a few videos and then sent a tweet that read, “Hey, its OurMine, we are testing our security”, along with a Vine clip that has since been deleted. The tweets were reportedly scrubbed by 3:25 a.m. Eastern, but tech website Engadget grabbed screenshots.
“All of the OurMine messages posted to Dorsey’s account (which, as of 3:25 am or so appears to have been scrubbed of the hacker’s tweets), came through from Vine”, Endgadget reported.
A warning pops up from Twitter if one tries to access the OurMine website, advising that it is probably not safe, according to the report.
“The link you are trying to access has been identified by Twitter or our partners as being potentially harmful,” it said.
In the Zuckerberg and Costolo hack, OurMine accessed Twitter accounts through connected third-party applications or through old or recycled passwords. But in Dorsey’s case, it is suspected that OurMine had access if Dorsey had an old/shared password on his Vine account or somehow connected it to another service that was compromised.
The motivation for compromising Dorsey’s account remains unclear. Though OurMine has laid claim to large thefts, the group’s main goal seems to be harassment.