Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai has become the latest target of hackers who hacked its Social Media Quora account. The group of hackers calling themselves “OurMine” briefly took over Pichai’s account on Sunday evening and posted a message saying “We are testing your security”.
Our Mine is the same group which hacked the twitter account of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg early this month. They also made Daniel Ek- the CEO of Spotify and a prominent Amazon executive Werner Vogels as soft target last week.
In Zuckerberg’s case, the hackers claimed to have broken in by finding his password, “dadada” which was exposed in a breach at LinkedIn.
In Mr. Pichai’s case, the hackers broke into his Quora account as he was using a password “google trends”
Our Mine is a group of hackers which involves in cyber crime for publicity stunt. The group wants to prove that how weak passwords can throw the personal lives of celebrities to outside world. By doing so, it wants to promote “OurMine” security services to users.
OurMine can scan a website for $1000 and can generate a report on data security vulnerabilities. It can also improve the security of individual social media accounts for just $100. So far the company has made $180,000 by selling its services after hacking celebrity accounts.