In recent years, Facebook has worked to strengthen its security measures — or at least to appear as though it’s doing a better job. However, that public relations campaign may have taken a hit late last week when the official Twitter accounts for both Facebook and Messenger were seemingly hacked by the group OurMine. The hacking firm has previously attacked social media accounts for The New York Times, HBO, the NFL and more.
“Hi, we are OurMine,” the group announced on social media. “Well, even Facebook is hackable but at least their security is better than Twitter.”
For its part, Twitter admitted that a third-party hack occurred, and said it worked quickly to rectify the situation.
“As soon as we were made aware of the issue, we locked the compromised account and are working closely with our partners at Facebook to restore them,” Twitter said in a statement.
While this issue has more to do with Twitter’s lax security than Facebook’s, it’s still not a good look for the social media giant to have all of its major social channels stolen from it. For users who are already concerned with Facebook’s security and privacy policies, this incident is sure to reinforce their suspicions about the platform.
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