Google CEO Sun­dar Pichai’s Quora ac­count hacked

SP's MAI - - INTERNAL SECURITY BREACHES -

Google CEO Sun­dar Pichai seems to have been the lat­est tar­get of Ourmine, the group who claimed re­spon­si­bil­ity for hack­ing into Mark Zucker­berg’s so­cial me­dia ac­counts ear­lier this month. The group made sev­eral posts to Pichai’s Twit­ter ac­count, broad­cast to his 5,08,000-plus fol­low­ers, from his Quora ac­count, and claimed to have hacked into both.

How­ever, un­like the Zucker­berg hack, where en­try was gained into his ac­counts us­ing a pass­word ob­tained from the mas­sive leak of LinkedIn data, ac­cess to Pichai’s Quora ac­count seems to have been via a vul­ner­a­bil­ity on the ques­tion-and-an­swer web­site’s end. Ourmine claims to have re­ported this vul­ner­a­bil­ity to Quora, with no re­sponse, ac­cord­ing to The Next Web.

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