Dangers of reusing social media passwords

3RvEPT9U3POdLately, in the course of a brief period, a few series of hacks have been carried out on pretty much every major social network. A huge base of VK logins and passwords, along with other sensitive personal data has been exposed by an unknown group of hackers just a couple weeks after a similar attack targeted LinkedIn. Data exposed in both leaks is thought to be outdated, but the most recent events showed that it’s not entirely the truth.

The target of the hackers in yesterday’s attack was no other than His Majesty Mark Zuckerberg, the ruler of glorious Facebook and Instagram. His login and password were among the leaked from LinkedIn, and it must be said that “dadada” isn’t a very secure password. Zuck’s accounts on Pinterest and Twitter were accessed with this data by OurMine Team, who left a noticeable message about the hack.

Right after the incident, there was information about his Instagram having been hacked, which was later refused. No Facebook-owned medium’s accounts were hit. Also, there was no information about the Google+ account, but it’s unknown whether it had another password or no one just bothered to try.

There’s a lesson to be learned from this situation: with modern digital black market swarming with personal data sellers, you should not necessarily be a billionaire to have to use different login/password pairs for different networks, or you might lose them all at once.

Here you go, take a picture of happy Mark in China.

And now change your damn passwords!


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