OurMine Strikes Again, Hacks Sony PlayStation Twitter Accounts

Prayank

The notorious hacking group ‘OurMine’ which claims to be white hat hackers have surfaced again, soon after embarrassing HBO by hacking the network as well as its favourite show Game of Thrones’ Twitter accounts.

Earlier today it was reported that OurMine has hacked the twitter handle of Sony PlayStation. While it’s clear from these attacks that social media accounts aren’t really secure, OurMine seems to be doing a tidy job of marketing their security solutions.

OurMine is quite well-known for its social media account hacking antics. Earlier this year, they hacked WWE, CNN, Netflix and a few more social media accounts on Facebook and Twitter.

Last year, the hacking group had taken over accounts such as Sundar Pichai’s Quora in June 2015, Buzzfeed News in October 2016 and Netflix’s and Marvel-affiliated Twitter accounts in December 2016, among others.

Their most famous escapades include hacking Mark Zuckerberg’s social media account, as well as Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s account.

“As professional hackers and vulnerability accessors, we will help you secure your network, show you all available vulnerabilities and fix them all. We will also give you future security tips and assists you with securing your account to its maximum potential,” OurMine’s website reads.

Twitter accounts of Randi Zuckerberg (Mark’s sister), Daniel Ek (Spotify founder), Werner Vogels (Amazon’s CTO), and Hollywood actor Channing Tatum were also hacked by the prolific hacking group.

The group claims to be white hat hackers with no intentions to disrupt the harmony of the internet but highlighting the security and privacy of major organisations, or people is their thing.

According to the source, PlayStation Network Databases might also have been leaked by OurMine, tweeted out by PlayStation Brasil twitter handle.

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