Hackers Hijacked Facebook Accounts on Twitter And Instagram

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Twitter, on Friday confirmed that the official accounts of social media giant Facebook and that of Messenger were hacked on its platform.

The accounts were hijacked by hacker group OurMine, a group well known to hijack high profile social media accounts to so as to make them improve the security.

According to CNET, the hacker group tweeted from Facebook's Twitter account at around 3.50 PM in regards to the social giants security.

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"Well, even Facebook is hackable but at least their security better than Twitter," the group said in a tweet that has long been deleted. In a similar fashion, the group also hijacked the social media giants Instagram account.

 "As soon as we were made aware of the issue, we locked the compromised accounts and are working closely with our partners at Facebook to restore," a Twitter spokesperson said, adding that the accounts were hijacked via third-party platform.

Though the Twitter spokesperson refused to name the third-party platform, a screenshot post from CNET shows that the posts came from social media management tool Khoros.

For those who don't know Khoros, it is a Web service used by digital marketing and PR departments to manage social media accounts.

Facebook in a statement acknowledged the hack. "Some of our corporate service social accounts were briefly hacked but we have secured and restored access," a spokesperson for the social giant said.

OurMine hacker group in the past has hacked the accounts of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and as well Google CEO Sundar Pichai. Last month, the group hijacked the accounts of more than a dozen NFL teams before the SuperBowl.

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