OurMine hackers took over Netflix's Twitter account this morning

OurMine has an interesting advertising strategy.

Netflix sent out a few tweets this morning that looked a little strange.

The tweets were apparently from OurMine, which according to Wired, is a hacking group that logs into celebrities' Twitter accounts and company websites to show that nobody is safe, as well as advertise its commercial security services.

OurMine's website even brags about some of the people it's illegally hacked into: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's Twitter account, Buzzfeed's website, Variety's website, Forbes' website, and others.

And it looks like the Netflix U.S. Twitter account, which has 2.8 million followers, is OurMine's latest victim.

OurMine sent out dozens of tweets from Netflix's account, many with the same message that OurMine was testing the company's security. Netflix deleted most of them, and tweeted that it was "aware of the situation and working to get it resolved."

GoMN has reached out to Netflix for comment, but hasn't heard back.

Mashable reached out to OurMine, and someone who identified himself as a member of the OurMine team said he hacked Netflix's Director of Social Media and used that to get to more Netflix accounts. When asked what OurMine planned to do with the account, the man responded: "We are not planning to do anything with the account."

As of now, it only appears that Netflix's Twitter account has been hacked, not its website. But it's never a bad idea to change your password (you can do that here or your Twitter password here.)

Keeping your data safe

OurMine's advertising strategy is a good reminder to make sure you're taking steps to protect yourself online. (And that doesn't mean buying security services from a hacking group, Wired said.)

There are some pretty simple things you can do to better protect your data, which include updating your password to something that's hard to crack and not using the same password for multiple accounts. Also, change your password often. The Minnesota Attorney General's website has some more tips.

Business Insider has some advice too, including turning on two-step verification for all of your accounts, and don't open any emails that look a little fishy.

For more information, check out the website StaySafeOnline.org.

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