Google CEO Sundar Pichai Quora account was hacked by a group called OurMine. They deleted tweets later, but we’ve got a screenshot.
Hackers team has been posting messages on Quora through Pichai’s account. His Quora account is connected with his Twitter account. As a result, OurMine was able to tweet their hack to all 508,000 of his followers.
This is not the first time they have targeted a high-profile executive. They previously broke into Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg’s Twitter and Pinterest accounts earlier this month.
OurMine claims itself as a Security Firm. They said they are trying to support these people so these incidents don’t occur again.
Here is the what they have sent to Next Web.
“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 also noted that it managed to break into Pichai’s account by exploiting a vulnerability in Quora’s platform. They claims to have reported to the company, with no response.
If you’re on Quora, you’ll want to change your password right away. Make sure it isn’t the same as what you for other services.
We have reached to Google, Quora and OurMine for the comment. But didn’t receive any response from them yet.