The hacking team OurMine has already been responsible for a few high-profile Twitter account takeovers, but the latest may be particularly embarrassing for the company.
The same group that claimed credit for compromising Facebook chief, Mark Zuckerberg and Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai’s social media accounts- took credit for hacking Dorsey’s account in a tweet.
“After the hackers posted a few benign video clips, a tweet went up at 2:50AM ET sayings ‘ Hey, its OurMine, we are testing your security’ and linking to their website. That tweet was quickly deleted,” technology website engadget.com reported. The message was linked to a short clip on entertainment network.
“All of the OurMine messages posted to Dorsey’s account (which, as of 3:25AM or so appears to have been scrubbed of the hacker’s tweets), came through from Vine,” the report noted.