Google CEO Sundar Pichai’s Quora accounts had been breached by the hackers. Following this, Hackers posted about this on Sundar account, that they are responsible for the cause.
On Sunday, the group of hackers with the name “OurMine” has hacked the Sundar Pichai’s Quora account, which is the Question and Answer online social community.
The Hackers posted “We are just testing your security,” on CEO’s Quora account, and the same message is auto-posted to his Twitter account Via Quora. These posts were deleted on Monday from these accounts.
The same group OurMine, which has hacked the social media accounts of CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg in the last month. The team of hackers had also got the hands on the accounts of Spotify CEO (Daniel Ek) and the Amazon’s prominent executive. The good thing, so far hacks were relatively innocuous, and no significant consequences have been faced, or any other sensitive data had stolen. But the Silicon Valley is likely wondering who will be the next?
“We are just trying to tell everyone that nobody is safe!” OurMine said via email. Some accounts were broken into because of weak passwords, others because of some “vulnerability,”
The Hacker team “OurMine” has said via email that they will continue to hack the accounts of each executive and the famous personalities. The group claimed that in the last week, they had taken over the Twitter accounts of CEO of Spotify, Film star Channing Tatum and posted the screenshots.
So far the group is hacking for the publicity stunts, and the team has tweeted, that users can increase their security by purchasing the OurMine’s services. This group is offering the services for $100 to improve the security for their social media accounts and $1000 to check the vulnerabilities on the websites. This group had claimed $18,400 till date after selling the services.