HBO Twitter account hacked

- HBO faces another hacker attack. This time its official Twitter account was taken over.

A group calling itself OurMine gained control of HBO’s main account Wednesday night. It left a message in a tweet saying, "Hi, OurMine are here, we are just testing your security, HBO team please contact us to upgrade the security - ourmine .org -> Contact."

A second tweet read, "let's make #HBOHacked trending!"

Messages were also posted on the accounts for the shows "Vinyl," "True Blood," "Silicon Valley," "Looking," "Last Week Tonight," "Veep" and "The Leftovers."

A spokesperson for the channel told the Hollywood Reporter, “We are investigating.”  The accounts were back under HBO's control by Thursday morning.

HBO was initially hacked several weeks ago, resulting in scripts, unaired episodes and other digital files from the channel's servers being released onto the internet.  It was unclear if the Twitter hack was related.

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