Official Facebook Accounts Hit by Hackers
Facebook's official accounts on social media suffered a hack attack last Friday, BBC News reported. Those moves were likely an attempt to highlight weaknesses in its cybersecurity, media outlet said.
In an official statement, Twitter said the accounts of Facebook and Messenger were hacked through a third-party platform. The company said it had swiftly locked the accounts after discovering the issue and was working to restore them. Facebook told Reuters the event was short-lived, and it had since restored the affected accounts.
BBC News reported Facebook’s accounts on Twitter and Instagram were attacked by hacker group OurMine as an attempt to expose security vulnerabilities. It stated the group was behind previous attacks targeting the social media accounts of high-profile users including those of Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Google CEO Sundar Pichai.