Hacker group OurMine at its notoriety once again! In another high-profile online breach, OurMine hacked into the Twitter account of John Hanke, the CEO of Pokemon Go creator, Niantic, yesterday.
After taking control of the account, the outfit posted a series of tweets including one that identified Hanke’s password as “nopass.”
Of course, this isn’t OurMine’s first notorious hack. The organization has broken into a number of high-profile accounts, including those of William Shatner, Mark Zuckerberg, Jack Dorsey and Travis Kalanick.
This is OurMine’s second attack on Niantic, the first being a DDoS attack on Pokemon Go servers in mid-July.
The hackers posted the #OurMinehashtag within tweets on Hanke’s account, and claimed the hack “for Brazil,” as you can see in the image below, captured by CNet.
OurMine markets a service that will allegedly scan your accounts for vulnerabilities, and these attacks are predominantly marketing stunts for the organization.
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