Friday, July 8, 2016

WikiLeaks Tells Hackers To Impersonate Zuckerberg Instead Of Doxxing Them

By Inverse, July 06, 2016 

On Tuesday, WikiLeaks found itself subject to a two-hour DDoS attack by a hacker group that describes themselves as a security firm. Known as OurMine, the group has made quite a name for itself by hacking some of the highest-profile accounts in the tech world. Past targets include the twitter accounts Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick, and Google CEO Sundar Pichai, but after OurMine targeted Wikileaks on Tuesday, the official WikiLeaks twitter reportedly exchanged a few hot tips with the group that had just gone after them.

In screenshots of a direct message exchange obtained by Buzzfeed, the person speaking for WikiLeaks advises OurMine on obtaining information by impersonation. Wikileaks said that OurMine should have impersonated their previous targets, including Zuckerberg and Pichai, instead of attacking their site, calling it a “huge waste.”

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