If you follow tech executives or famous actors on Twitter, you ve probably seen references to something called OurMine several times over the last few weeks.
That s because a group of three hackers called OurMine have been finding their way into accounts belonging to Google CEO Sundar Pichai, Spotify CEO Daniel Ek, Amazon CTO Werner Vogels and Magic Mike star Channing Tatum.
Although compromised Twitter accounts usually start tweeting out porn bot promotions or racist screeds, OurMine uses the opportunity to tweet fairly innocuous promotions of its services.
OurMine sells its services, claiming that the group will scan the security of social media accounts and websites in exchange for a fee.
OurMine also went after Vox reporter Matthew Yglesias, who has yet to delete the promotional tweet the group posted on his account:
If you don t want to end up tweeting an ad for OurMine anytime soon, there are several basic steps you can take to make your accounts more secure.
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