Google CEO’s Quora account hacked by ‘OurMine’

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Google CEO Sundar Pichai is likely having a bit of a blue Monday after hackers-cum-security analysts infiltrated his Quora account earlier today.

Netizens were first alerted of the breach after Pichai’s Twitter account began logging auto-tweets from Quora.

The three-hacker collective known as OurMine, is kind of what FSociety is to the real world. Instead of hacking high-profile targets and setting world financial markets into ruin, the group often leaves high-profile hacked accounts with this simple message: “we’re just testing your security.”

These hacks do seem to be more of an odd advertising ploy than Robin Hood-like goodwill. The team has a site through which users can pay the collective to test the security of their web portals.

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No comment has been made by Pichai or Google as yet, but the initial posts uploaded by OurMine has since been deleted.

The latest high-profile tech celebrity breach comes a few weeks after Mark Zuckerberg‘s Twitter and Pinterest accounts were subject to similar treatment.

Feature image: Google

Andy Walker, former editor


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