Published On: Tue, Dec 27th, 2016

OurMine Hacks into Sony’s Hacked Twitter Account to Confirm a Hack… High on Holidays?

2016 has been one engaging tour for those following online security. Hacks, information breaches, information dumps, presidents accusing other countries of hacking vicious systems, and a list goes on. In hopefully one of a final such stories for a year, hacked Sony Music comment tweeted a feign proclamation that Britney Spears is dead.

OurMine hacked Sony to debunk that Spears is, in fact, alive

Sony Music’s official Twitter comment posted progressing currently that Britney Spears was dead. “britney spears is passed by accident! we will tell we some-more soon,” a @SonyMusicGlobal comment review before it deleted a tweets.

Spears’ repute after reliable to CNN that a thespian was alive.

The engaging growth followed after when OurMine, a hacking organisation scandalous for hacking luminary Twitter accounts, hacked into Sony comment to check if it was breached.

The organisation – regulating Sony’s Twitter comment – posted a following messages, confirming that a comment was hacked and that someone else was obliged for a strange hack.

OurMine gained luminary for violation into several luminary accounts. This year alone a organisation took control of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s accounts (multiple times), Google CEO Sundar Pichai’s Quora account, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s Twitter account, and also breached into BuzzFeed network after a announcement ran a story that identified one of OurMine hackers.

This is not a initial time for Sony to ambience a sour records of a penetrate either. Sony was hacked in 2014 that was carried out by a organisation job itself a “Guardians of Peace,” as retaliation opposite a comedy about a North Korean personality Kim Jong Un. The penetrate had also resulted in leaks of personal information and annoying emails from Sony executives and celebrities.

OurMine told a folks during Mashable that a organisation usually hacked into Sony’s comment currently to diffuse a gossip of Spears’ genocide before it ran wild. They combined that it was a initial time they have hacked to diffuse a rumor, though “maybe we will keep doing that.”

Shortly after, all 4 messages (by a strange antagonist and OurMine) were deleted as it seemed that Sony got behind a control of the Twitter account.

As we contend goodbye to 2016, it’s time to start meditative about securing your possess amicable media accounts too. Enable 2-factor authentication, devaluate entrance to third-party applications, and of course, don’t reuse passwords like Zuck.

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