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OurMine Hackers Strike Again, John Hanke is the Latest Victim

OurMine has hacked and hijacked Niantic CEO (you know the company that created this year’s breakout game Pokémon Go) John Hanke’s twitter account.

This is the latest of OurMine’s high profile social media hacks. They have taken a liking to diving into celebrity and business people’s social pages especially twitter and snap chat. John Hanke now joins a long list of famous victims to be hacked by this Saudi group. Mark Zuckerberg, the Facebook founder and CEO were hacked, so did Sundar Pichai Google’s CEO and Jack Dorsey twitter CEO.

OurMine says they were able to get access to John’s twitter account easily without any difficulty at all. In fact, the group claims John Hanke’s password was the easiest to hack yet, the CEO and tech guru opted to use “nopass” as his twitter password, just six small letters, no numbers or special characters! Seriously John?!

John Hanke was hacked

It will be interesting to see how John Hanke intends to recover from this security breach. So far no sensitive information or conversations have been leaked to the public. One wonders what could have happened had the Saudi’s gotten access to something like snapchat or icloud!This latest hack, to a high profile tech guru again, says a lot about these powerful people’s security detail! In a world that is overloaded with secure password generating software it’s really mind boggling how Hanke would settle for “nopass” as a password.

It seems like July 2016 is going to go down in history as the month of hacks as we saw the DNC being humiliated during their convention last week with over 50 000 emails hacked and leaked via Wikileaks.

Speaking of WikiLeaks, OurMine was responsible for taking the platform offline several weeks ago. Should we be worried about this online hacking syndrome that’s going around?

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