Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's Twitter, Pinterest Accounts Hacked

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"No Facebook systems or accounts were accessed," says a spokesman. "The affected accounts have been re-secured."

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's Twitter and Pinterest accounts were hacked and apparently compromised for a short period on Sunday, according to reports by Engadget and others.

A hacking group called Ourmine claimed responsibility and asked the Facebook founder to contact it. "Hey we got access to your Twitter & Instagram & Pinterest, we are just testing your security, please direct message us," reports quoted a message on Zuckerberg's compromised Twitter account as saying.

Twitter temporarily suspended the account and deleted the tweet before reinstating it. The hackers claimed that they found Zuckerberg's password among the information from compromised LinkedIn accounts, leaked last month.

A Facebook spokesman quoted by Sky News contradicted the hackers' claim that Zuckerberg's account on Instagram, which is owned by Facebook, was compromised. "No Facebook systems or accounts were accessed," the representative said. "The affected accounts have been re-secured."