Facebook’s official Twitter and Instagram accounts hacked by OurMine

Pierluigi Paganini February 08, 2020

The social network giant Facebook is still the target of hackers, its Facebook and Instagram accounts have been hijacked by the popular hacking group OurMine

Yesterdat the popular hacking group OurMine hacked the Twitter and Instagram accounts for Facebook and Messenger.

The company accounts have been quickly restored.

The notorious Saudi Arabian OurMine hacking group has hacked accounts and systems of prominent experts and organizations across the years, including Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s Pinterest, Twitter, LinkedIn accounts.

The group claims its intent is to demonstrate that every system or individual could be hacked, in January it hijacked over a dozen accounts for teams in the US National Football League (NFL).

The group disappeared for a long perioud, last clamourous hack was the breach of the popular video streaming service Vevo in 2017.

OurMine also hacked social media accounts of HBO and Game of Thrones, the Netflix US Twitter account (@Netflix) to promote its website and hacking services, and several high-profile Twitter accounts. The list of victims is very long and includes Mark ZuckerbergTwitter co-founder Evan Williams, David Guetta Daniel Ek, former Twitter CEO Dick Costolo, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, the CEO and founder of Spotify, Google CEO Sundar Pichai, and many others.

Yesterday the group hacked the accounts of the social network giant and posted the following statement:

“Hi, we are OurMine. Well, even Facebook is hackable but at least their security is better then Twitter.”

Facebook hacked ourmine

OurMine also hacked Facebook and Messenger accounts on Instagram and posted a photo of the group’s logo.

According to FB, the attack involved a third-party and that accounts were locked once the attack was discovered.

“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 them,” said a Twitter spokesperson.

Facebook also confirmed the hack of its official social media accounts.

“Some of our corporate social accounts were briefly hacked but we have secured and restored access,” Facebook spokesman Joe Osborne said.


The hack of Facebook’ accounts has similarities with the attack on NFL teams’ accounts. Experts speculate the accounts have been accessed via the third-party marketing platform Khoros that allows businesses to manage social media communications.

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Pierluigi Paganini

(SecurityAffairs – OurMine, hacking)

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