OurMine hack group is known for regularly hacking accounts of various famous personalities and large companies. At the same time, the attackers claim that they are white-hackers who only draw public attention to security problems.
Edition Zdnet reports that this time the group, on account of which there are already more than a dozen high-profile defenses and hacks, got to the official Facebook accounts on social networks. So, last weekend Facebook profiles on Twitter and Instagram were compromised:
Currently, control over all accounts has already been restored, and the traces of the deface are removed.
Last week, before the Super Bowl, OurMine members also compromised accounts on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook for the U.S. National Football League, 15 NFL teams, and the ESPN sports channel. The hacking definitely did not coincide precisely on the eve of the Super Bowl – the hackers clearly wanted to once again strengthen their reputation and get publicity in the media.
Then many noticed that the tweets posted by hackers on behalf of the victims were published through the Khoros application, which is often used by marketing and PR departments. Now, according to screenshots taken by many users, messages posted to Facebook's Twitter accounts have also been posted via Khoros.
– Eyewitness Jews (@EyewitnessJews) February 7, 2020
Earlier, Khoros representatives have already assured the media that their platform was not compromised, that confirmed and NFL representatives, adding that the investigation revealed separate attacks on specific social media accounts.
Let me remind you that the lists of victims of OurMine’s hands include: Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook head, Pinterest and Twitter hacked), Dick Costolo (former Twitter head, Pinterest and Twitter hacked), Sundar Pichai (Google head, Quora account hacked and hacker messages duplicated in Twitter), Ev Williams (co-founder of Twitter, Blogger and Medium, hacked Twitter), Daniel Ek (head of Spotify, hacked by Twitter) and Brendan Irib (head of Oculus Rift, hacked by Twitter), as well as youtuber Pewdiepie, Hollywood actor Chaning Tatum and many others famous personalities.
Also at different times, the group hacked and defaced websites and pages on social networks of many famous companies, organizations and publications, including WikiLeaks, TechCrunch, BuzzFeed, BBC, CNN, Netflix, Marvel Studios, Play Station Network and so on.