Netflix U.S. social media team suffered a bit of an embarrassment today when the official Twitter account for Netflix U.S. was hacked this morning. It was hacked by the popular self-proclaimed white hat group OurMine which has previously hacked social media accounts of several high profile figures. It doesn’t post any content that might embarrass the targets, but does point out that they have weak security and that they should get in touch with OurMine to improve their online security.
When OurMine hacks a big social media account, it sends out a message saying that it’s just “testing your security,” and also advertises its security services by posting an email address and a link to its website.
A member of the OurMine Team told Mashable that the team first hacked Netflix’s Director of Social Media and used that account to get into more Netflix accounts. The person didn’t share details of how the team was able to hack the company’s Director of Social Media. He did say that the team was not planning to do anything with Netflix’s Twitter account.
Netflix is yet to issue an official comment on the entire episode.