Hackers break into Google CEO’s Quora account

Hackers break into Google CEO’s Quora account

 

A group of hackers have been able to break into the Quora account of Google CEO Sundar Pichai, allowing them access to post on his Twitter.

The hackers tweeted from his account: “We are just testing your security,” pointing to a post they created on Quora.

The group, identified as OurMine, are suspected to be the same people who broke into Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s Twitter and Pinterest accounts.

According to The Next Web, the hackers claimed to have been able to break into the account by taking advantage of a vulnerability in Quora’s platform, which is yet to be fixed.
The group, which has a website that identifies them as a security firm, claim they do not change people’s password, but only test their security.

So far, they’ve been able to break into high profile accounts, including those of Twitter co­founder Evan Williams, as well as musicians Deadmau and David Guetta.

With the recent breaches, it is necessary for individuals to strengthen their social accounts security, avoid using same password in multiple accounts, and even disconnect some accounts from having access to another.

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