Twitter Account of Pharma CEO Martin Shkreli Hacked

Twitter account of the former CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals Martin Shkreli aka pharma bro has been hacked by an unknown hacker who then published a series of tweets on his account.

The former CEO has been in the headlines for quite some time now, especially for the 5500 percent price hike of a life-saving drug “Daraprim”. Anonymous also criticized the move by the former CEO.

He was also accused of hacking into his business rival’s account soon after he raised the price of the drug. Not only that he has received several major charges of securities fraud, securities fraud conspiracy and wire fraud conspiracy all in relation to a hedge fund endeavor. Due to these charges he stepped down as a CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals.

The hack was confirmed by a Shkreli’s spokesmen through an email to Reuters.

Most of the tweets posts by the hacker were in relation to the charges the former CEO is facing but one of the tweets got special attention because it was a giveaway of the latest album from Wu-Tang Clan which Shkreli bought according to the rumors for $2 million and once he was arrested the world was much more interested in hearing about the well-being of the album rather than the news of the arrest.

Here are the tweets sent by the hacker after taking over the CEO’s account

The hacker tweeted I am now a god after hacking his twitter account:

Hacker making fun of the CEO for increasing the price of the lifesaving drug:

Hacker trolling the FBI:

Whatever you say Mr. Hacker:

Hacker takes trolling to a new level by asking if someone wants free money?:

Sure you are:

If you say so..

At the time of publishing this article, the Twitter account of pharma bro was hacked.

Update: 

According to a tweet from @MartinShkerli, the hacked account has been restored:

However, we took a screenshot for our readers to see the deleted tweets sent out by the hacker:

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Image Source: Twitter

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Written by Waqas

Waqas Amir is a Milan-based cybersecurity journalist with a passion for covering latest happenings in cyber security and tech world. In addition to being the founder of this website, Waqas is also into gaming, reading and investigative journalism.