Oculus Chief Latest Social Media Hack Victim

The chief executive of the Facebook-owned virtual reality company Oculus, Brendan Iribe, has become the latest social media hack victim.

Iribe had his Twitter account compromised but it has now been restored.Iribe is not the first however, as Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Google’s Sundar Pichai and Uber’s Travis Kalanick have all fallen victim to similar hacks. 

The hacking group OurMine has claimed responsibility for many of these hacks however does not appear to be behind the hacking of Mr Iribe’s Twitter page.

His account was compromised on the 29th June. The hacker announced himself as the “new CEO” of Oculus and questioned why the chief executive of “such cool technology” had been using a four-year-old password.

Computer security consultant Graham Cluley said it was likely that the hacking group OurMine had got their hands on passwords by “sifting through data from mega-breaches such as LinkedIn’s”.

LinkedIn was hacked in 2012 and in May it emerged that a data set containing more than 100 million members’ emails and passwords had been released online.Mr Cluley said:  "This data is out there and plenty of people, not just CEOs, are at risk."

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