Yes, even Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has accounts in other social media outlets. Two of them, Twitter and Pinetrest, were hacked this past weekend.
An organization called OurMine Team claimed responsibility. Nobody has verified how the hacks took place. But it’s widely believed Linkedin massive password dump a few weeks ago. In May 2016, millions of passwords and other pieces of user information were somehow leaked. Linkedin contacted the hacked users and instructed them to reset their passwords. It’s easy to use the same password for different accounts, from emails to social media. Apparently, it’s easy for Mark Zuckerberg to use the same passwords. Twitter suspended Zuckerberg’s account almost immediately. They publicly announced that decision. ?It’s back up now. I don’t know how entertaining it’s going to be. He hasn’t used Twitter since early 2012. OurMine Team claimed Zuckerberg’s Instagram accounts were hacked. They were not. His Instagram account is intact. So is his Google accounts. A Facebook representative announced no Facebook account has been hacked.
Why am I telling you this? Mark Zuckerberg got hacked. Why should you even care? If you haven’t changed your Linkedin password, do it now! You don’t think Zuckerberg’s was the only one that was hacked, do you? It’s a good time to take stock on all your password accounts. If they’re too easy, like ‘qwerty’ or ‘password’ or ‘1234567’, then change them. Change them into something difficult and something that only you can remember. Mark Zuckerberg is one of the greatest tech giants of all-time. Think of all this man’s accolades. Yet, he got hacked. So if it can happen to him, don’t think it can’t happen to you. Some may say, “Well, he has credible information and wealth and power. Of course somebody is going to target him.” My answer to that is: Do you own a credit/debit card? Do you own an email account? Do you own a social media account of any kind? Do you live in the United States of America or other industrialized nation? Do you have easy access to a desktop, laptop, tablet, or smartphone? If you answer yes to two or more of these questions, then you have credible information, wealth and power as well. Don’t you think you can be targeted as well?