Hackers Take Over Netflix’s Twitter

Hacking organization OurMine is making headlines again after hacking Netflix’s official Twitter account. OurMine has a long history of hacking influential social media accounts including Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai and Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

After getting hacked by the hacking group, Netflix’s social media account began tweeting messages out to Netflix’s 2.48M followers on Wednesday morning.

One of the tweets read: “World security is ****. We are here to prove this :)”

However, Netflix’s social media account team, were on the case and deleted majority if not all of the tweets in a matter of a few minutes.

Who is OurMine?

In 2016, OurMine has hacked the social media accounts and websites some of the biggest Silicon Valley movers and shakers in the tech industry. Some of the reported victims of OurMine hacks include the co-Founder of Wikipedia, the creator of Pokémon Go, the co-founder of Twitter, Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai, Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg, not to mention the website TechCrunch was also hacked.

Stock Photo:JANUARY 27, 2014 – BERLIN: the logo of the brand “Buzzfeed”. (360b / Shutterstock.com)

According to a 2016 BuzzFeed report, OurMine is linked to a group of hackers led by a teen named Ahmad Makki on social media. However, the report was later denied by the hacking group. In retaliation for the report, OurMine hacked BuzzFeed’s website and changed several of the posts to say “Hacked By OurMine”.

Hacking is becoming more and more common in American businesses. Several weeks ago, adult website Adult Friend Friender announced that they were hacked. Then last week, Yahoo revealed that they suffered the worst hack in history with a billion accounts compromised in a 2014 hack.

What about Twitter?

Stock Photo: BARCELONA, SPAIN – SEP 30, 2015: Hand holding a mobile phone and using the social network Twitter application. (Christian Bertrand / Shutterstock.com)

Netflix’s social media account was not the only piece of bad news for Twitter. Two of Twitter’s top executives left social media company. Twitter’s Chief Technology Officer and VP of Product department both exited the company. Adam Messinger Twitter’s former CTO and Josh McFarland Twitter’s former VP of Product, announced they will be departing the company. McFarland revealed that he will be leaving Twitter to join the venture capital firm Greylock Partners as an investor.