Marvel and Captain America Twitter Accounts Hacked by OurMine

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​After hacking the official Twitter account of NetFlix, OurMine managed to breach some other accounts as well, including those belonging to Marvel and the NFL.

While it’s not exactly clear how the hacking group managed to break into so many accounts at a time, OurMine did no harm and only laughed at the weak security systems of the impacted companies.

“Hey, It’s OurMine, don’t worry, we are just testing your security, contact us to tell you more about your security,” one such tweet posted from the NFL account read. Similar messages were tweeted from the other compromised accounts as well, and no malicious links were submitted to the several million followers that Marvel and NFL have.

In addition to the main Marvel account, OurMine also hacked some other associated accounts, such as The Avengers, Captain America, Ant-Man, and Tony Stark. Full control of the accounts was obtained shortly after hackers tweeted the first messages.

Although OurMine has remained completely tight-lipped on how exactly it managed to get access to so many accounts in just one day, it would be interesting to find out if the hacking group actually found the password to these accounts. It’s highly unlikely that they are using the same password, although there’s a slight chance to see Marvel setting up similar passwords for its associated accounts.

OurMine has an interesting track on hacked Twitter accounts, as the group previously managed to get control of and post from accounts belonging to Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales, Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg, and Google chief executive Sundar Pichai.

In all their hacks, OurMine only tried to highlight the weak security systems of the impacted companies or individuals, and never tweeted links to malicious content that could compromise the computers of followers. This is exactly what happened in this case as well, so they kind of reached their purpose of making the headlines with so many hacked accounts.

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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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