Google CEO's Quora Account Hacked

RanuP - June 27, 2016 - 03:43 PM

Google CEO's Quora Account Hacked

Google CEO Sundar Pichai's Quora account has been hacked by a group named OurMine.

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(CCM) — A reportedly three-man group hacked Google CEO Sundar Pichai's Quora account on Monday. The group, named OurMine, is reportedly promoting itself as a security solutions firm and is the same team that broke into Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's Twitter and Pinterest accounts last month. It posted several messages on the Quora account and, since it was connected to Pichai’s Twitter handle, the messages also appeared on his Twitter account. With the help of Pichai’s over 500,000 Twitter followers, the hackers were able to publicize their messages to quite a large audience, despite the fact that the tweets were deleted within a few minutes.

Among the series of tweets was one that encouraged Pichai to increase his security, saying "Hey, it's OurMine, we are just testing your security, please visit OurMine to upgrade it." In an interview with The Next Web, the group said that it was only testing the security status of all of the celebrity accounts that it had hacked into. One OurMine hacker said, "We are just testing people security, we never change their passwords, we did it because there is other hackers can hack them and change everything. [sic]" OurMine also added that it had managed hack Pichai's account by exploiting a vulnerability issue in Quora's system.

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