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  1. Google CEO Sundar Pichai’s Quora account hacked

Google CEO Sundar Pichai’s Quora account hacked

The three-man hacker outfit has been posting messages on Quora through Pichai’s account; it’s also connected to his Twitter account and as a result, OurMine was able to publicize their hack to all 508,000 of his followers. The tweets have now been removed.

By: | Updated: June 27, 2016 1:11 PM
sundar pichai, Google, Google China The group also noted that it managed to break into Pichai’s account by exploiting a vulnerability in Quora’s platform – one that it claims to have reported to the company. However, the company hasn’t yet responded.

Google CEO Sundar Pichai’s Quora account has been hacked allegedly by a group called ‘OurMine’ which previously broke into Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg’s Twitter and Pinterest accounts earlier this month.

The three-man hacker outfit has been posting messages on Quora through Pichai’s account; it’s also connected to his Twitter account and as a result, OurMine was able to publicize their hack to all 508,000 of his followers. The tweets have now been removed.

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According to the reports by The Next Web, OurMine was only conducting a test.

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

The group also noted that it managed to break into Pichai’s account by exploiting a vulnerability in Quora’s platform – one that it claims to have reported to the company. However, the company hasn’t yet responded.

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