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Netflix’s Twitter account hacked by OurMine

Don't worry: Your binge-watching isn't affected.


Gavia Baker-Whitelaw


Posted on Dec 21, 2016   Updated on May 25, 2021, 8:39 am CDT

Netflix‘s official Twitter account posted a series of worrying tweets on Wednesday morning: messages from the hacker group OurMine.

OurMine uses high-profile social media hacks to advertise its security services, previously hacking the Twitter accounts of Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, and the YouTube accounts of 12 YouTube celebrities.


The hack does not appear to affect the Netflix website, or Netflix accounts for individual users. It’s restricted to the official Twitter account for Netflix US, but for obvious reasons, this remains a PR nightmare for such a high-profile online service.

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*First Published: Dec 21, 2016, 10:06 am CST