Google CEO hacked

Google CEO hacked
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The same hackers who broke into Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg’s Twitter account appear to have hijacked Google CEO Sundar Pichai’s Quora account for a short period of time on Sunday, according to multiple reports.

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Once they accessed Pichai’s Quora account, the hackers were able to send out linked tweets to the CEO’s more than half a million followers.

"We are just testing your security," the hackers, known as OurMine, wrote from Pichai’s account.

OurMine tells The Next Web it was simply conducting a test.

“We are just testing people security [sic], we never change their passwords, we did it because there is other hackers can hack them and change everything,” the group said.

The hackers also told the site that they were able to gain access to Pichai’s account through a vulnerability in Quora, a question-and-answer social platform.

OurMine broke into Zuckerberg’s Twitter earlier this month, using an old LinkedIn password exposed during a previous breach that apparently had been reused on his Twitter account.

In both cases, the group advised readers of the hijacked accounts to learn more about its security services, which range in price from $100 for a social media scan to $5,000 at the corporate level, according to ABC News.