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Facebook Accounts on Twitter, Instagram Hacked via Third-Party Platform

Twitter confirmed that the official Twitter accounts of Facebook and its Messenger platform are hacked. A Twitter spokesperson said in an emailed statement, these accounts hacked by a third-party platform. Facebook’s Instagram account also hacked through a third-party platform, and a photo of the hacker’s group was posted.

“Hi, we are OurMine. Well, even Facebook is hackable but at least their security better than Twitter”, posted the hackers.

The account of Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey was hacked in August, allowing an unauthorized person to send public tweets including racial slurs, and curse words to his 4 million followers before Twitter secured the account.

Twitter declined to name the third-party platform, but a screenshot of the tweets show that the posts came from social media management tool Khoros, reports CNET.

Khoros is a Web service used by digital marketing and PR department to manage social media accounts. It is connected to a social media account as a third-party app.

“As soon as we aware of the issue, we locked the hacked accounts and working with our partners at Facebook to restore them”, a Twitter spokesperson added.

The hacker group OurMini hijacked in the past Twitter accounts of more than a dozen NFL teams in January before the SuperBowl. The same group has also hacked Twitter accounts of Google CEP Sundar Pichai, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey. This group is in action from 2016 and believed to consist of several Saudi teenagers.

“Some of our corporate social accounts were briefly hacked, but we secured and restored access”, Facebook spokesperson said in a statement.

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