Breaking: Facebook co-founder Mark Elliot Zuckerberg account hacked On twitter


Facebook CEO and co-founder Mark Elliot Zuckerberg account was hacked today by 9:50pm, demonstrating the potential vulnerabilities of even the most high-profile social media accounts.

Starting Thursday night, Mark account began unleashing a stream of more than a dozen tweets and retweets, including obscenities, shout-outs, threats and racial slurs. The tweets remained on the account, which has 4.2 million followers, for less than an hour before Twitter removed them.

“Intel is there’s a bomb at Twitter HQ,” read one of the tweets. “Shoutout to Ron and Kyle,” another said. Many of the tweets were tagged with #Letswork.

The company said in a tweet Thursday evening that the phone number associated with Mark account “was compromised due to a security oversight by the mobile provider.” The hacker was then able to use the phone number to compose and send tweets via text message using the platform’s tweet-via-SMS feature.

Twitter said the issue has been resolved, and that there is no indication their systems were compromised.




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