Yesterday, some of the former Harvard University student and programmer’s social media accounts were hacked, with the attackers savouring their accomplishment by posting messages on his accounts.
Hackers who go by the name of “OurMine Team” breached the billionaire’s Twitter and Pinterest accounts and also claimed that they have hacked into his Instagram account which was later denied by Facebook.
It appears that Zuckerberg made the elementary security mistake by reusing passwords but what is even more shocking is that his password was “dadada” – a no, no for any security conscious person and especially for a tech giant leader.
The unauthorised access to Zuckerberg’s accounts stem from a hack back in 2012 when more than 160 million LinkedIn accounts were compromised including his as highlighted by one message from the attackers on his Twitter account that read, “You were in Linkedin Database with the password “dadada” ! DM for proof.”
This message was since deleted but it goes to show that the same password was used on his Twitter and Pinterest accounts.
To avoid making the same mistake that the 32-year-old CEO made, it is recommended that you use a strong password with letters, symbols and numbers and a different one for each account.
Source: Business Insider
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