OurMine hackers have found their new target and this time it’s WikiPedia co-founder Jimmy Wales
The official Twitter account of Jimmy Wales, co-founder of the online encyclopedia, Wikipedia and Wikia web-hosting company was hacked by OurMine Hackers yesterday.
After taking over Wales account the hackers defaced the Bio section and sent two tweets claiming that “WikiPedia is a lie” and “RIP Jimmy Wales 1966 — 2016 #RIPJimmyWales” which left his followers in confusion. We at HackRead can confirm that Wales in alive and hackers were trying to gain attention by creating a hoax.
Once again, after hacking the Twitter account OurMine tried to promote its “online security services”. Remember, OurMine is the same group who has been hacking social media accounts of high-profile tech celebrities by using old passwords from LinkedIn and MySpace data dumps.
At the time of publishing this article; Wales account was restored however celebrity Twitter hacking saga will continue unless they implement proper security measures.
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