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Google CEO’s Quora Account Hacked by Zuckerberg Hackers

Google CEO’s Quora Account Hacked by Zuckerberg Hackers

by Samburaj DasJune 27, 2016

Google CEO Sundar Pichai’s Quora account has been compromised by the same group of hackers who previously breached Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s Twitter and Pinterest accounts.

A three-man hacker outfit called OurMine has hacked Google CEO Sundar Pichai’s Quora account, posting messages on the platform which was incidentally connected to his Twitter account. The posts were therefore forwarded to over half a million Twitter followers.

Late Sunday night, Pichai’s Twitter account began a series of tweets that read:

“Hey, it’s OurMine, we are just testing your security, please visit to upgrade it.”

The hacking outfit has notably targeted executives from the tech industry, with Pichai and Zuckerberg among the most notable ones. Spotify’s Daniel Ek was also targeted.

The group claims to use several exploits in the browsers that celebrities use in order to obtain the passwords before cracking and subsequently compromising an account.

As reported by TheNextWeb, OurMine insists that its intentions are entirely wholesome. Only checking the state of security on an account, according to those at OurMine.

We are just testing people security, we never change their passwords, we did it because there is other hackers can hack then and change everything.

Furthermore, the group revealed an unknown vulnerability on Quora’s platform that was ripe for an exploit.

A screenshot, courtesy of TheNextWeb shows the now-deleted tweets published on Pichai’s twitter account.

Other high-profile targets of OurMine include targets such as Twitter CEO and founder Biz Stone, former CEOs Ev Williams and Dick Costolo, musicians David Guetta, David Choi and DeadMau5 and the most followed Youtuber, Pewdiepie.

Featured image from Wikimedia.

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  • Google and Facebook are the enemies of mankind anyway. So these must be state actors wishing to keep the status quo afloat above the rest of us. Google and Facebook steal our personal information, and invest in things like GMO and other anti-human research.
    Facebook just gave the FBI all photos to build the FBI’s first facial recognition software of what they aim will be, everyone in the USA.

    • saraboulos

      Same google steal and sold out our information.