Sundar Pichai’s dint expect to see his social media account hacked this morning
Google CEO, Sundar Pichai Quora account was hacked by a group called OurMine. This is the same group that hacked Facebook Boss Mark Zuckerberg’s Twitter and Pinterest accounts earlier this month.
Quora is a question-and-answer website where questions are asked, answered, edited and organized by its community of users. The firm was founded in June 2009, and the website was made available to the public on June 21, 2010. Users can collaborate by editing questions and suggesting edits to other users’ answers.
This IndianCEO’s Quora account is linked with Twitter account, due to which OurMine group could make their hack popular to 5 lakh+ followers of Google CEO.
Below is the screen shot of Pichai’s Twitter account this morning. The tweets have been deleted now. The hacker group posted “Hey, it’s OurMine, we are just testing your security, please visit OurMine to upgrade it” in Pichai’s Quora account.
OurMine told The Next Web that they were only trying to show the flaws in Quora’s security. They reported this security flaw to Quora but it was not taken seriously. This is the hacker’s way to expose security flaws by hacking top tech executive social media accounts.
One might ask why this group exposed Mark’s password if they wanted to show the weakness in social media platform’s security.
Also if this group is trying to picture themselves as a security firm, is it wise to their potentials accounts? They should get a better marketing team is what I would say.
By hacking top executive accounts they are sure to get popular but what is the guarantee for them to hack their future client’s accounts only to make money out of the data theft.
This group has broken critical ethical hacking rules of
- Taking permission
- Respect the privacy of others
- Respect others’ rights
Such actions should not be encouraged by government officials or by people.
Please comment your thoughts about this hack!