OurMine, the hacker group which previously broke into Mark Zuckerberg’s Twitter and Pinterest accounts has recently hacked Sundar Pichai’s Quora account.
The group has been posting messages on Quora through Pichai’s account. Since it is also connected to his Twitter account, the group was able to publicise their hack to all 508K+ of his followers. The tweets have now been removed.
The hacker group has been targeting major tech execs lately, including Spotify’s Daniel Ek. It is currently unclear how the group is gaining access to their accounts, but it likely doesn’t involve system breaches of the social networks their targets have accounts with.
OurMine is attempting to rebrand itself as a security firm and offering its support to those it targets so it doesn’t happen again. Maybe not the best way to regain people’s trust, but we will see how it goes.
Moral of the story, make sure you always use strong passwords and keep your recovery information up to date. Just remember, your account may be hacked anytime, so make sure you follow these basic account security guidelines.
Source: The Next Web