Pichai Account Trespassers Claim Their Hacking Heart’s in the Right Place


Hackers late Sunday broke into CEO Sundar Pichai’s Quora account and through it accessed his Twitter followers, according to reports.

The group taking credit for the breach, OurMine Security, previously hit other prominent high-tech figures, including Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Spotify CEO Daniel Elk, Amazon CTO Werner Vogels and former Twitter CEO Dick Costolo.

OurMine’s goal is to improve the security of social media accounts around the world, the group has claimed.

“As well intentioned as they may be, OurMine is not making friends with their efforts, while they’re gaining a lot of publicity,” noted Craig Kensek, a security expert at Lastline.

Still, “the damage done so far has been more of an embarrassment,” he told TechNewsWorld. “A deep-pocketed celebrity may ultimately go after OurMine or other hackers for invasion of privacy.”


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