Oculus CEO’s Twitter account hacked, Hacker announces new Oculus CEO through it

An unknown hacker hacked Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe’s Twitter account on Wednesday. The hacker then used the hacked Twitter account to promptly announce a new CEO for the Facebook owned virtual reality company.

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The hacker also changed Iribe’s Twitter bio to read, “im not testing ya security im just havin a laugh.”

This is just the latest in a string of tech CEO’s having their Twitter accounts compromised, however this hack doesnt seem to be the work of OurMine which has in the past hacked accounts of Travis Kalanick, Sundar Pichai, Mark Zuckerberg and Dick Costolo.

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The hacker told Techcrunch’s Lucas Matney that he accessed the password via last month’s MySpace breach. The hacker added that he almost managed to hack into Iribe’s email account if not for two factor authentication enabled by the Oculus CEO.

The hacker also used the hacked Twitter account to send some quirky messages :

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The hack was fairly brief. By Thursday morning, the hacker’s tweets had been removed and Iribe’s bio was restored.


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