HBO's social media accounts hacked by OurMine

The White Hat collective obtained access to several Twitter accounts, including the main HBO account, "Last Week Tonight" and "Game of Thrones."

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In the wake of hackers breaching HBO's computer system, which allegedly saw emails, scripts and unreleased episodes leaked, self-described White Hat collective OurMine has taken advantage of the high profile story. On Wednesday, OurMine accessed several of HBO 's social media accounts, including the main HBO Twitter , the "Last Week Tonight" Twitter, and the " Game of Thrones " Twitter and Facebook accounts.

"Hi, OurMine here, we are just testing your security, HBO team please contact us to upgrade the security," several messages posted read.

OurMine, which offers security assessments on social media, email and iCloud accounts (for a fee), has performed several high-profile attacks in the past, including Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, Google CEO Sundar Pichai, Netflix and the NFL.

HBO said in a statement, "The infringement on our social media accounts was recognized and rectified quickly."

The accounts have since been returned to normal, and the OurMine posts deleted.

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