The group was responsible for multiple social media account hacks in 2016 including that of Mark Zuckerberg.
OurMine, the notorious hacker group responsible for hacking the social media accounts of a number of celebrities, companies and top tech executives in 2016, are back at it again. The group hacked multiple Twitter accounts associated with the World Wrestling Entertainment group on Saturday (28 January) including that of WWE Universe, WWE NXT, WWE Network, Summer Slam as well as wrestlers John Cena and Triple H. WWE’s Tumblr page was also compromised.
On Sunday, OurMine also briefly breached CNN’s official Facebook account as well as its CNN International and CNN Politics Facebook pages.
Claiming responsibility for the breaches, the group left its signature message in each hacked account saying they were “just testing your security” and offered their own security services along with a link to their website.
“Hey, it’s OurMine we are just testing your security, please contact us for more information, Thanks,” the group wrote in a message posted along with its logo in each case.
WWE confirmed the breaches in a statement to Mashable saying: “WWE can confirm that several official WWE Twitter accounts were hacked for a brief period on Saturday evening. WWE subsequently re-secured the accounts.”
The group claimed that all of the WWE accounts were linked to the head of social media’s account allowing them to easily breach them. When asked about their motivation for the hacks, a representative of OurMine told IBTimes UK that they don’t choose a specific target, but choose them “randomly” instead.