Oculus VR CEO Brendan Iribe has suffered an attack on his personal Twitter account today, as an external Twitter user has taken over his account. Using Iribe’s Twitter not for malicious means, but instead seemingly as a source of personal humour, the attacker has noted in Iribe’s Twitter bio: ‘im not testing ya security im just havin a laugh’.
The user, whose personal account was connected to Iribe’s via a falsified tweet suggesting that the person responsible had now been named the new CEO of Oculus VR, does not seem to be targeting Oculus VR for any particular reason opposed to the fame connected with Iribe. There has been no malicious communication regarding the recent troubles Oculus VR has suffered due to delayed shipments of the Oculus Rift nor the digital rights management (DRM) restrictions the company has recently come under scrutiny for.
Instead, it appears that user @lid has taken control of the account simply for personal amusement.
The hacked account has, at the time of writing, issued only a few tweets. One of these states that Iribe hadn’t changed his Twitter password for four years, suggesting that user @lid had prior knowledge of Iribe’s access details.
“imagine creating the coolest shit to ever be introduced to gaming and technology but using the same pass for 4 years lol… silly mr CEO!”
It’s surely only a matter of time until Oculus VR reclaim the Twitter account for Iribe, though given the present time in San Francisco, California, where the company’s main base of operations is located, it may well be several hours that the user has access to Iribe’s account before Oculus VR get someone on the case. VRFocus will keep you updated with all the latest details as this story progresses.