Netflix's US account gets hacked by popular hacker group OurMine

The news was confirmed after the account tweeted several messages mentioning OurMine.

Notorious hacker group 'OurMine' has said to have struck again. This time it has managed to take over the Netflix US Twitter account. The news was confirmed after the account tweeted several messages mentioning OurMine.

The group has been know to hack social accounts of many high-profile people including Mark Zuckerberg, Google CEO Sundar Pichai, Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales, BuzzFeed and more.

Netflixs US account gets hacked by popular hacker group OurMine

According to a source, a member of the "OurMine Team" said that he hacked Netflix's Director of Social Media and then used that account to get access to more Netflix accounts. Apart from Netflix, it also managed to hack twitter accounts of NFL Networks and Marvel.

The tweet said “Hey, it’s OurMine, don’t worry we are just testing your security, contact us to tell you more about that.”

The tweets of course didn’t have a long shelf life. The tweets from all the accounts were deleted quickly with all the accounts getting back control. According to OurMine the main purpose behind taking over these accounts was to raise public awareness about the threats around cybersecurity. If you remember, a few months back the hacker had said "We are just trying to let everyone know that nobody is safe!”

 

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