According to CNET, hackers have temporarily taken control of Facebook’s accounts on Twitter and Instagram through a third party platform. Both accounts are now back to normal although Twitter have declined to name the third party platform.
At around 23:50 GMT on Friday a hacker group by the name of OurMine tweeted from Facebook’s Twitter account. The group are also known for hijacking the accounts of Google CEO Sundar Pichai, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg as well as a number of NFL teams prior to the superbowl.
A spokeswoman for Twitter made the following statement “As soon as we were made aware of the issue, we locked the compromised accounts and are working closely with our partners at Facebook to restore them”.
The group posted a now deleted tweet saying “Well, even Facebook is hackable but at least their security better than Twitter”. The Twitter account for Facebook’s messaging service was also compromised.