Marvel: Official Twitter Accounts Hit By Hacking Group

The official twitter accounts for Marvel and Netflix were the targets of cyber attack from the hacker collective named OurMine Security Group.

Marvel appears to have been the most recent victims of a cyber attack with several of their official twitter accounts falling prey to hackers. Earlier today, several accounts for various Marvel projects simultaneously tweeted out a message from the hacker collective named OurMine Security Group.

The initial tweets included the email address of the hacker group along with this message to followers:

“Hey, it’s OurMine, Don’t worry we are just testing your security”

The main twitter account for Netflix also appears to have been targeted by the group, though the only Netflix series’ affected were the Marvel television shows.

Later, a second tweet was posted to the affected accounts, inviting followers to upgrade their security at an OurMine website.

Marvel later responded to the cyber attack in a comment to Comicbook.com.

“We’re investigating and taking immediate action to remedy the situation.”

The OurMine Security group is known for hacking celebrity accounts in order to promote their commercial services. In additon to the website TechCrunch, previous targets of the group include the Twitter accounts for Wikipedia creator Jimmy Wales, Pokemon Go creator John Hanke, Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey,Google CEO Sundar Pichai and Facebook co-creator Mark Zuckerberg. BuzzFeed has also been targeted in the past when the hacking group altered content on their website.

As of now, the Marvel related accounts target by the group include the accounts for Marvel Entertainment, Daredevil, Jessica JonesLuke Cage, Guardians of the GalaxyThe AvengersBlack PantherIron ManThorAnt-Man, Doctor StrangeCaptian America and Marvel Music. The posts from the hackers appear to have been deleted from each account. Stay tuned for more updates!

Source: ComicBook.com

Sebastian Peris

Sebastian Peris

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