This can get quite embarrassing for the Facebook CEO. So while Mark Zuckerberg is the boss of the largest social network, he has accounts on other platforms too and when it comes to passwords, it seems he is lazy just like us.
That's why Zuckerberg became the latest victim of a hack attack with his Twitter and Pinterest accounts being compromised on Sunday by the notorious OurMine Team, reported Venture Beat.
And here comes the embarrassing part we were talking about.
The team claims it easily found the simplistic password among some 100 million LinkedIn passwords posted online last month after a massive data breach. Someone called Peace reportedly sold 117 million username and password combinations retrieved from LinkedIn for five Bitcoins or $2,300.
The hackers stated in a tweet (which has now been deleted) that they hacked into the Facebook's CEO account to test his security.
OurMine also left a taunting tweet for Zuckerberg and all of the world to see. They wrote, “Hey @finkd, You were in Linkedin Database with the password ‘dadada’!’ ”
Ouch. Mark Zuckerberg's social media accounts have been hacked pic.twitter.com/KvVmXOIg5s— Ben Hall (@Ben_Hall) June 5, 2016
Dadada? Obviously Zuckerberg failed! And we are wondering where he got that word from? What was the inspiration behind it? Is it this 1982 hit song or was he teaching his daughter to speak Daddy?
The group also claimed to have hacked Zuckerberg’s Instagram account @zuck, but there are no signs that the page was breached. “No Facebook systems or accounts were accessed,” a Facebook spokesperson told VentureBeat in a statement. “The affected accounts have been resecured.”
Seems like Zuckerberg should just stick to Facebook. It's the only place his account is secure.
For someone who is as tech savvy as Mark Zuckerberg, you would think that he would be practicing high-end security for his accounts. But he didn't and to top it all, he used the same password for Twitter, LinkedIn and Twitter. Big mistake!
Probably, he now should take the advice of Microsoft on how to create a strong password: A good password should be at least eight characters long and should be a combination of upper case and lower case letters and numbers. And the most important rule of them all: Never repeat a password.