Google CEO Sundar Pichai’s Quora Account Just Got Hacked

Google CEO Sundar Pichai’s Quora Account Just Got Hacked

A hacker group has quickly overtaken the Quora report of Google CEO Sundar Pichai, which likewise authorized them to post on his Twitter.

“We are just testing your security,” the hackers tweeted from Pichai’s accounts, pointing to a post on Quora they’ve created. Both accounts have since been restored to normal, but The Next Web managed to obtain a screenshot.

The hacker group, OurMine, is possibly the same one who recently took control of the Twitter and Pinterest accounts of Mark Zuckerberg. But while the qualifications of Zuckerberg were apparently found in the recent LinkedIn password dump, the way of hacking Pichai’s Quora account was not same. In a reply to The Next Web, the hackers said they have used a vulnerability in Quora’s platform — one that Quora hasn’t yet fixed.

We have contacted Quora about these claims but haven’t yet heard from them.OurMine, which has an official site that positions the group as a security business, also said they never change people’s passwords, and that all they’re doing is “testing” people’s security. While their approaches are shady to say they’ve undoubtedly been successful in taking control of some high profile social accounts, their recent goals including Twitter co-founder Evan Williams as well as musicians Deadmau5 and David Guetta.


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