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Even Twitter's CEO isn't safe from hackers

At 2:50 AM Eastern Time (that's 7:50 AM in the UK) on the morning of Saturday 9 July, something really embarrassing happened to Jack Dorsey - co-founder and CEO of Twitter.

His Twitter account was apparently hacked. 

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The eagle-eyed writers of Engadget managed to pick up the rogue tweet, which claimed to be proof that the group OurMine had infiltrated the personal account of the Twitter boss. It was subsequently deleted.

If true (we're thinking it was - why would he send out that tweet for lols?), Jack Dorsey is another big scalp to be claimed by OurMine - a collective of hackers that have previously accessed the accounts of Mark Zuckerberg and Google's Sundar Pichai. 

Rather than logging in to these accounts to carry out any sinister activities, it would appear that OurMine is looking to demonstrate the vulnerability of social media accounts - breaching the accounts of famous figures to "test" their security, thus highlighting how readily the most secure digital lives can be accessed. 

We spoke to Kor Adana, writer and tech consultant for Mr Robot, about the world of hacking and password security. Here's what he had to say on the subject...

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