Mark Zuckerberg the founder of Facebook was targeted by hackers who were able to for a brief period gain complete control of a number of his accounts on social media, of which some were then defaced by the hackers.

Not amongst the accounts that were compromised was his Facebook pages, although LinkedIn, Pinterest and Twitter, according to an online tech site were hacked, The tech company took some screen shots of some of the messages left by the hackers prior to them being removed.

A post on the Pinterest page of Zuckerberg credited the hacking to OurMine Team a small group of hackers. A Twitter account associated with the group has been suspended since the hack occurred.

It appears as if the hackers tried as well to target the Instagram account of Zuckerberg, the only social media site affected in the hack that Zuckerberg owns, but it is understood that the security systems on Instagram prevented the account from being compromised.

In May, a huge dump of LinkedIn hacked emails and password information was exposed online, that was thought to have been dated back to a hack during 2012.

However, at that time LinkedIn stored its passwords in SHA-1 hashes, that enabled hundreds of thousands to quickly be cracked that left a massive legacy of Internet insecurity by giving hackers huge sums of password data that was real world to improve their abilities of password cracking.

It is not clear if the hacking incident of Zuckerberg’s accounts relates to the huge cache of emails compromised at LinkedIn, but it is possible that it does since the timing of the breach at LinkedIn in a message that was tweeted from the account of Zuckerberg said he had been in the LinkedIn database.

The hackers posted as well what was claimed a password that was associated with the Zuckerberg account on LinkedIn.

It is possible that Zuckerberg had been using the same password and email for a number of his social media accounts, which would enable a number of his accounts on social media to have been compromised one after the other.

The re-use of passwords is a human error that is quite standard that a hard-pressed, average web consumer does when faced with another service that has another sign-up pages.

However, it looks as if even the CEO at the largest social network in the world might also have the occasional security lapses with passwords at least for his social accounts that are less used.

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