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Hacker group takes over Netflix Twitter account
December 21, 2016 / 2:03 PM / 9 months ago

Hacker group takes over Netflix Twitter account

The Netflix sign on is shown on an iPad in Encinitas, California, April 19,2013. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo

(Reuters) - One of Netflix Inc’s (NFLX.O) Twitter accounts was hacked on Wednesday by an entity calling itself “OurMine”.

Several mocking tweets were sent from the Netflix US Twitter account (@netflix). bit.ly/2if9tBe

“World security is shit. We are here to prove this :),” said one tweet. Some of the tweets were deleted in less than 10 minutes.

Netflix could not be immediately reached for comment.

However, the company's verified customer support twitter handle tweeted: "We're aware of the situation and are working to get it resolved." bit.ly/2i0ky9W

OurMine is well known for breaking into high-profile social media accounts, including those of Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) CEO Jack Dorsey, Facebook Inc’s (FB.O) Mark Zuckerberg and media outlets Forbes and TechCrunch.

Contacted by Reuters through email, OurMine said it had taken control Netflix’s Twitter account three hours earlier.

Reporting by Supantha Mukherjee in Bengaluru; Editing by Ted Kerr

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