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Marvel, Netflix fall victim to hacking group, OurMine

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Multiple Twitter accounts were compromised

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Netflix, Marvel and various Marvel-affiliated Twitter accounts became the latest victims of hacker group OurMine on Wednesday.

On Wednesday morning, the group took over control of Netflix’s twitter account, issuing a message to the company’s 2.4 million followers about the lack of security Netflix had. The full message, which can be seen below, was followed by a secondary tweet that invited Twitter users to see how secure their accounts were by emailing the hacking group responsible, OurMine.

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Netflix was eventually able to regain control of its account and deleted the tweets, but OurMine didn’t stop there. Around 12 p.m. ET today, OurMine took over control of Marvel’s main Twitter account and those affiliated with the company. Accounts for Black Panther, Captain America, Iron Man, Ant-Man, Thor, Doctor Strange and Marvel Music were all compromised in the attack.

Like the takeover Netflix suffered from earlier in the day, OurMine used the attack to post messages about security — or lack thereof — that major companies had when it came to their social media accounts. Marvel’s main Twitter account has close to 4.4 million followers, nearly double Netflix’s online following.

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Twitter/CaptainAmerica

It only took Marvel about ten minutes to regain control of its accounts and delete OurMine’s tweets. Those tweets can no longer be seen on any of the affiliated accounts, but can still be found through Twitter searches thanks to people’s screenshots.

This isn’t the first time that OurMine has been in the news for hacking activity on Twitter, either. OurMine has gone after some of the biggest names in Silicon Valley, including Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Google CEO Sundar Pichai and Uber CEO Travis Kalanick. On Oct. 4, Buzzfeed published an expose reportedly revealing the identity of the teen running the hacking group and the person responsible for the attacks

Although the group denied allegations made in the article, calling the teen a fan of the hacking collective, the next day several Buzzfeed articles were hacked by OurMine in what many called a retaliation attack.

Polygon has reached out to Netflix, Disney and OurMine for comment. The story will be updated as more information becomes available.