Mark Zuckerberg’s social media accounts were hacked on Sunday night and attackers used the opportunity to mock the CEO’s choice of password.
The hacker(s) — who use the name OurMine Team — managed to get into Zuckerberg’s Twitter and Pinterest accounts, and they also claimed to have broken into his Instagram account, though Facebook denied this to VentureBeat.
His password? “dadada.”
“Hey, [Mark Zuckerberg],” one message sent from his Twitter account reads. “You were in [the] Linkedin Database with the password “dadada” ! DM for proof.”
LinkedIn was hacked in 2012 and Zuckerberg apparently made the mistake of reusing the same password for all of his accounts.
Keep in mind that Zuckerberg last sent a tweet on Twitter in 2012. The message sent from his account on Sunday night has since been deleted.
So what did we learn from this hack? Even the smartest billionaire tech CEO in the world doesn’t follow prescribed password suggestions and anyone can be hacked.