Another account hacked claimed by hacker group called OurMine to Google CEO Sundar Pichai’s Quora account, which previously the group responsible in hacking of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg’s Twitter and Pinterest accounts.
The hacker group has been posting messages on Quora through Pichai’s account, that is also connected to his Twitter account resulting to publicize their hack to all 508,000 of his followers.
TNW reported that the tweets have been removed but they managed to get a screenshot of it.
OurMine has been targeting major tech execs including Daniel Ek of Spotify; it wasn’t clear how the group gained access to their accounts but it’s likely doesn’t involve system breaches of social networks accounts they’re targeting.
The hacker group claims that it uses various exploits to get passwords from celebrities browsers.
OurMine is attempting to rebrand itself as a ‘security firm’ and offering its support to those it targets so that these incidents don’t occur again. It’s probably not the best way to garner your potential customers’ trust, but that’s the way OurMine seems to enjoy doing business.
OurMine group attempting to rebrand itself as a ‘security firm’ and offering supports to their targets so that those kind of incidents don’t happen again. It’s probably not the best way to garner potential customer’s trust, but that’s the way the hacker group OurMine seems to enjoy doing bussiness, as TNW posted on their site.
TNW posted an update on the report saying:
“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.” OurMine told TNW.
The group noted that they managed to break Pichai’s account by exploiting a vulnerability in Quora’s platform, one that should be reported to the company with no response.