Hackers temporarily took over Facebook’s Twitter and Instagram accounts through a third-party platform on Friday, local media reported, raising concerns about the social network’s security. Now, both accounts are back to normal. At around 3.50pm on Friday, the hacker group OurMine posted a tweet on its Facebook account.
And last month, before the Super Bowl, the organization hijacked the Twitter accounts of more than a dozen NFL teams, as well as the accounts of tech giants such as Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Google CEO Sandal Pichai.
In a now-deleted tweet, the group wrote: “Well, even Facebook could be hacked, but at least their security measures are better than Twitter’s.” “
Around the same time, the group also took over facebook’s Instagram account and posted photos of the group’s logo.
A Twitter spokesman confirmed that facebook accounts were indeed compromised by third-party platforms. Twitter declined to name the third-party platform, but screenshots of the tweets showed the posts came from khoros, a social media management tool. Neither Instagram nor Khoros immediately responded to requests for comment.