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.
In the past couple of months, OurMine took over accounts of Pokémon Go’s creator John Hanke, Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai, Twitter’s CEO Jack Dorsey, Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder of video-sharing website Vimeo Zach Klein and Twitter account of Facebook VP Adam Mosseri.
At the time of publishing this article; Wales account was restored however celebrity Twitter hacking saga will continue unless they implement proper security measures.