Twitter co-founder and former CEO, Ev Williams recently had his account hacked by the same hacking group called OurMine that claimed credit for compromising Mark Zuckerberg’s social media accounts this past weekend when a tweet was sent from the account but deleted some minutes later.
Although Twitter said it does not comment on individual accounts, it noted in a statement through a spokesperson that: “A number of other online services have seen millions of passwords stolen in the past several weeks. We recommend people use a unique, strong password for Twitter.”
Ev Williams isn’t the first Twitter executive to have his account hacked. Twitter CFO, Anthony Noto was also hacked in early 2015 with his account being used to reply dozens of users with spam messages like “This pic of you is funny lol” and “I can’t stop laughing,” all of which were followed by the same suspicious link.
Hacking twitter accounts of public figures has been quite rampant these past weeks as the official NFL Twitter, Rap Artist Drake and Pop Singer Lana Del Rey Twitter accounts were recently hacked.
Twitter, on its part, has advised its users to update their passwords.