Sundar Pichai has become the latest victim of the hacking group OurMine which prides itself on targeting the elite of the tech world. What a better target than the CEO of Google after the Facebook CEO? Yes it's the same group that had been hogging the limelight after breaking into Mark Zuckerberg’s Twitter and Pinterest accounts earlier this month.

The hackers team had been posting messages on Quora through Pichai’s account which is also connected with his Twitter account. As a result, OurMine was able to broadcast their hack to all 508,000 of his followers. As of now, the tweets have now been removed.

 

But, unlike the Zuckerberg hack, where the hackers managed to break into his accounts using a password obtained from the massive leak of LinkedIn data, access to Pichai's Quora account seems to have been via a vulnerability on the question-and-answer website's end.

Ironically with these latest exploits, OurMine is trying to rebrand itself as a Security Firm and has said they are trying to support these people so these incidents don’t occur again.

The group told The Next Web,

“We are just testing people security (sic). We never change their passwords. We did it because there are other hackers who can hack them and change everything.”