Network Security, Threat Management, Vulnerability Management

Google CEO Sundar Pichai Quora account hijacked by Zuckerberg hackers

Three weeks after hijacking Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's Twitter and Pinterest accounts, the mischievous OurMine hacking group appears to have briefly seized control of Google CEO Sundar Pichai's Quora account.

Because Pichai's account with the community-based Q&A website was linked to his Twitter account, the hackers were also able to post on his Twitter page, reported The Next Web. “We are just testing your security,” the hacking group posted on Pichai's Twitter page, encouraging the CEO to visit's OurMine's website to update his security.

According to the report, OurMine contacted The Next Web and claimed the hack was made possible by a vulnerability in Quora's platform. The hack on Zuckerberg, on the other hand, was due to his credentials being leaked in the LinkedIn password dump.

Bradley Barth

As director of multimedia content strategy at CyberRisk Alliance, Bradley Barth develops content for online conferences, webcasts, podcasts video/multimedia projects — often serving as moderator or host. For nearly six years, he wrote and reported for SC Media as deputy editor and, before that, senior reporter. He was previously a program executive with the tech-focused PR firm Voxus. Past journalistic experience includes stints as business editor at Executive Technology, a staff writer at New York Sportscene and a freelance journalist covering travel and entertainment. In his spare time, Bradley also writes screenplays.

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