Network Security, Threat Management

OurMine hackers take Uber CEO’s Twitter page for a joyride

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick last night became the latest public target of the OurMine hacking group, which posted an unauthorized message on his Twitter page, likely after hijacking his linked Quora account.

According to a report by BuzzFeed, the incident mirrored OurMine's hacking of Google CEO Sundar Pichai's Quora account three days ago. The Twitter post itself read: “You have been hacked by OurMine Team Visit our website to secure yourself” The tweet was quickly deleted, noted BuzzFeed.

The hack also follows the group's prominent takeover of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's Twitter and Pinterest accounts.

Bradley Barth

As director of multimedia content strategy at CyberRisk Alliance, Bradley Barth develops content for online conferences, webcasts, podcasts video/multimedia projects — often serving as moderator or host. For nearly six years, he wrote and reported for SC Media as deputy editor and, before that, senior reporter. He was previously a program executive with the tech-focused PR firm Voxus. Past journalistic experience includes stints as business editor at Executive Technology, a staff writer at New York Sportscene and a freelance journalist covering travel and entertainment. In his spare time, Bradley also writes screenplays.

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