WikiLeaks Hacked by Notorious OurMine

Prayank

Julian Assange’s WikiLeaks, internet’s largest source of leaked data, has been hacked by OurMine — the same group which hacked Sony PlayStation twitter account last week.

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Earlier this month, OurMine had also hacked twitter accounts of HBO and Game of Thrones and now the hacking group OurMine has decided to go after even bigger fish on the internet.

And it’s not a social media account that the notorious hackers have targets, rather OurMine hacked WikiLeaks website and put up their own banner on their homepage.

The banner read: “Hi, it’s OurMine (Security Group), don’t worry we are just testing your … blablablab, oh wait, this is not a security test! Wikileaks, remember when you challenged us to hack you?”

“Anonymous, remember when you tried to dox us with fake information for attacking WikiLeaks? There we go! One group beat you all! #WikileaksHack lets get it trending on Twitter.”

WikiLeaks posted a tweet stating that their servers have not been hacked.

OurMine has been Wreaking Havoc for Long

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.

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 organizations, or people is their thing.

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