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Mark Zuckerberg’s account hacked by hackers group named ‘OURMINE’

It may be a shocking news for few of you but its true that Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s Twitter and Pinterest account got hacked by a team of hackers named ‘OURMINE’. The hackers pulled off alot of informations from Zuckerberg’s Linkedin profile .

Hackers after grabbing informations tweeted a post ‘Hey Mark! we already hacked your account and your Linkedin password is ‘dadada’. Contact us, this was all just for testing your security.’ Hackers also claimed that the password was used accross multiple accounts (Twitter & Pinterest) and they have successfully stolen enriched informations from his Linkedin account.

However they removed this post further,and the account of this team was suspended by Twitter.
 
“No Facebook systems or accounts were accessed. The affected accounts have been re-secured using best practices,” the statement read.
 
In a statement released Monday, LinkedIn said that it had found and removed a fake profile that had been created of Zuckerberg.


In 2012 approximately 100 million accounts information was grabbed by the hackers  that further was sold online user id and password of the users on online ‘grey’ market and cost of a single user id and password was around $2300. 

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WhatsApp enrolls end-to-end encryption in its new updates

There was a serious concern about data security for WhatsApp users.Now WhatsApp’s end-to-end encryption will assure that user’s messages,videos,photos can’t be accessed by anyone else ;now WhatsApp,not cyber criminals ,not law-enforcement agencies.This is not enough ,you may able to encrypt even calls and group chats.

Jan Koum,co-founder of WhatsApp states that company has been working for the last two years on the feature.
Koum said,”We’ve been working for the past two years to give people better security over their conversations on WhatsApp… People deserve security. It makes it possible for us to connect with our loved ones. It gives us the confidence to speak our minds. It allows us to communicate sensitive information with colleagues, friends, and others. We’re glad to do our part in keeping people’s information out of the hands of hackers and cyber-criminals.

Users need to stay on the same versions of WhatsApp to ensure that their chats get end-to-end encrypted.If you start to chat with the recently updated version of WhatsApp you are likely to see a message saying,”Messages you send to this chat and calls are now secured with end-to-end encryption.”

You may use this feature by just simply scanning a QR code of your friends phone(the option is there at the bottom of the same page) if they are nearby,if the QR code matches ,then the chat is encrypted and a green tick appers;but unfortunately it appears an exclamation mark in red alerting a user that the chat is not encrypted if code doesnt matched.