Google CEO Sundar Pichai’s Quora account hacked by OurMine


24 May 2015
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After Mark Zuckerberg, it is Sundar Pichai whose Quora account has been hacked by OurMine, the hacker group responsible for hacking Zuckerberg's Twitter and Pinterest accounts.

The hacker group apparently does not intend any harm rather it's rebranding itself as a security firm. The group reached out to Pichai's Twitter followers to publicize the hack. In a tweet the group said, "Hey, it's OurMine, we are just testing your security, please visit OurMine to upgrade it."

Several messages were posted to Pichai's Quora account to make the hack evident.

The tweets were removed from Pichai's Twitter account having 508,000 followers.

"We are just testing people security (sic), we never change their passwords, we did it because there is other hackers can hack them and change everything," the group told The Next Web website.

OneMine managed to break into Pichai's account by exploiting a vulnerability in Quora which was earlier reported to the company, the group claims.

The origins of these hacks date back to LinkedIn's data breach in 2012 that had over 6 million passwords stolen.

Zuckerberg's password for his LinkedIn and possibly other accounts was 'dadada' according to the group.

Google CEO Sundar Pichai’s Quora account hacked by OurMine | ET Telecom
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