These days social media hacks are getting so high! Recently, With the help of third-party platform Hackers have broken into the official Twitter accounts of Olympics and FC Barcelona, to post a message that star player Neymar would come back to the soccer team.
It is said that the hacker group behind this hacking process is OurMine, OurMine is also behind the controversial hack that happened on the social media accounts of the National Football League (NFL) last month.
With this, almost 15 of its team’s accounts were hijacked. The account of both the Olympics and FC Barcelona team’s accounts got hacked on Saturday.
A report was given Engadget which depicted that Twitter has confirmed the hacking, saying OurMine used a “third-party platform” to take control over the accounts.
Now, Twitter locked down the affected accounts and is “working closely” with partners to restore them.
Soon after this, International Olympic Committee said it was “investigating a potential breach” while FC Barcelona said it would run a “cybersecurity audit”.
It is believed that the hacker group “OurMine” is based in Saudi Arabia and has also taken control over the social media accounts of the popular brands and organizations like NFL, the 49ers, Cardinals, Bears, Bills, Broncos, Browns, Bucs, Cowboys, Colts, Chiefs, Eagles, Giants, Packers, Texans, and Vikings last month.
While investigating it found that most of the tweets posted by the OurMine hackers came from Khoros.
What is Khoros?
If you are unaware, Khoros is one of the web services, which mainly used for digital marketing and PR departments. Khoros is the software mainly used to manage social media accounts. Khoros is connected to a social media account as a “third-party app”.
OurMine group which was is been involved in high-profile hacking since the past. The group is also responsible for breaking into social media accounts of celebrities such as Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, and Google CEO Sundar Pichai, to name a few.
OurMine group is active since the year 2016 and it is believed that the group consists of several Saudi teenagers.
Earlier this month, On the official Twitter accounts of Facebook and its messaging app Messenger, were by the same group and they posted a post, which was, “Hi, we are OurMine. The Group openly state that: Facebook is hackable but at least their security better than Twitter”
Although Facebook has set everything right and has restored the access!