The twitter account of the Chief Executive Officer of the social media platform, has reportedly been hacked by the hacker group, OurMine.
Jack Dorsey, the company’s CEO, on Saturday became the latest tech boss to have a social media account taken over by OurMine.
TheHill.com reports that the group has in the past struck Facebook founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, as well as the chief executives of Google and virtual reality firm Occulus, and Twitter’s ex-CEO Dick Costolo.
Another CEO Hacked… It's Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey! https://t.co/EFLTwl0cUo— Graeme McGowan (@GJMCyber) July 9, 2016
At 2:50 a.m on Saturday, OurMine posted a message to confirm their operation, “Hey, it’s OurMine, we are testing your security,” they also added a link to their website.
Hey, it’s OurMine, we are testing your security.
According to TheHill, OurMine frequently hacks accounts under the auspices of security scans and charges thousands of dollars to return access to rightful owners of hacked accounts.
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.