First Mark Zuckerberg and now Google’s CEO got hit by the same hacking group. As it seems they obviously have a thing for high profile account holders.
“OurMine” hacking gang
The hacking group got into the Quora account of Google’s CEO few days back. Even though this site is not probably used by the owner as the other, it was linked to his Twitter account which led to different tweets from them on his Twitter account, where Sundar Pichai’s immediate answer was: hacked.
Hackers sharing awareness on online security
Apparently, they had no bad intentions. They had a chance but they didn’t spam out malicious links that millions of Google’s CEO followers would click. Instead they found vulnerability in the Quora’s platform and they wanted to share with everyone and increase the awareness on this matter:
“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.” - source.
So, what can we learn from this?
People, from whom we the least expected to got hacked- Mark Zuckerberg and Sundar Pichai, well happened to be victims.
It is more important than ever to strengthen and secure your online accounts.
Never use same passwords on different sites and even though Twitter has two-step verification it is not enough for your protection.
Always protect yourself online
At the end it is your choice: Either you will choose free protection or pay minimum amount to get full size online security or you will get hacked and your personal data will leak or at worst you wake up and your bank account is empty.