After the LinkedIn, Twitter and Tumblr data breach, Social media accounts of Big personalities are getting hacked. First, social media accounts of Mark Zuckerberg was hacked by Hacking group OurMine, Now this time the same hacking group targets the Google CEO Sundar Pichai‘s Quora account and successfully hacked it.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai – Hacked
The Saudi group of hackers, OurMine team does not exposed the password of Sundar Pichai’s Quora account as the exposed the password of Mark Zuckerberg’s accounts. OurMine team claimed before that they compromised Mark Zuckerberg’s social media accounts by using the hashed password of Mark Zuckerberg’s LinkedIn Account which they got from the LinkedIn data breach 2012.
OurMine team claimed that we have not used any data from the LinkedIn data breach to hack Sundar Pichai’s account. However, we have discovered a vulnerability in Quora, which is a Q&A community launched in 2010.
The hack was appear when OurMine team posted some messages on Sundar Pichai’s Quora account. As the Sundar Pichai’s Quora account connected to his Twitter account, OurMine team publicize their hack to all 508,000 of his Twitter followers. The posted messages shows up on his Twitter timeline so his followers becomes to know that his account is has been hacked. Twitter tweets has been deleted from his wall but the Next Web Got a screen shoot of that tweets.
OurMine team told the Next Web that "We are just testing people security (sic), we never change their passwords, we did it because there are other hackers can hack them and change everything,"
OurMine also said that he have reported this vulnerability to the Quora team but did not get any response from them. OurMine also advised peoples to change your Quora password and does not make a same password that you are using for other services.
OurMine team offering its support to those whom they are targeting. For 5000$, the OurMine team will do a deep scan of your Social Media accounts, Website security holes and other security vulnerabilities.
It seems to be looking like that the Hacking Group OurMine re-branding itself to a Security Firm rather than a hacking group.