Pokémon GO Developer’s Twitter Account Hacked By OurMine Hackers

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The developer and creator behind the world’s most popular game Pokémon GO John Hanke’s twitter account has been hacked recently by OurMine hacking group.  Niantic CEO- John is so busy with its newly launched game Pokémon GO that he hasn’t noticed or took any measures against it even after over 12 hours of the hack.

The hackers have also tweeted the password which Hanke has used for his Twitter account, and it was – “nopass”.

 

OurMine is the same group of Saudi Arabian hackers that previously compromised social media accounts of other CEOs which includes Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai, Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey.

Hanke’s hacked tweets suggested that OurMine was testing Hanke’s security and that the company has even offered to upgrade his security charging up to $5,000 for a “scan” of their social media accounts, site security holes, and other security flaws.

However it appears that OurMine managed to post on Hanke’s Twitter timeline after hacking his Quora account. One of the tweets posted by the group claimed the hack was for Brazil.

 

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William Fieldhouse

I currently work full time as a penetration tester and have been involved within the IT security industry for over a decade. I also love to pioneer any forms of new technology and ideologies for future advancements. Feel free to contact me at [email protected]

William Fieldhouse

I currently work full time as a penetration tester and have been involved within the IT security industry for over a decade. I also love to pioneer any forms of new technology and ideologies for future advancements. Feel free to contact me at [email protected]

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