Another CEO gets hacked, this time it’s Google’s Sundar Pichai

Hackers OurMine are on the rampage again and continue to target celebrities and CEOs

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Another CEO gets hacked, this time it’s Google’s Sundar Pichai The cybercriminals, dubbed OurMine, claimed it had gained control of Sundar Pichai's Twitter and Quora accounts (Getty Images)
By  Aasha Bodhani Published  June 28, 2016

Only recently Facebook's CEO, Mark Zuckerberg's social media accounts had been hacked, and now reports claim Google's CEO Sundar Pichai has also fallen victim to such an attack.

The cybercriminals, dubbed OurMine, claimed it had gained control of Pichai's Twitter and Quora accounts, and were also responsible for positing tweets to his Twitter timeline. These tweets have since been removed.

The tweet read: "Hey, it's OurMine, we are just testing your security, to upgrade your security please visit our website", and they also posted a similar statement to his Quora account.

As of late, OurMine has been targeting major technology figures, with Spotify's Daniel Ek also suffering a similar hack. Despite the fact it is not clear how the group are accessing these accounts, the group claim it is only focussed on security and only encourages individuals to be aware about security. With this said, it is likely the these hacks do not involve system breaches.  

Google's Pichai has now landed himself on a list of other celebrities and CEO's who've been hacked by the same group, including former Twitter boss Dick Costolo, YouTube gamer PewDiePie and most recently Zuckerberg.

 

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