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Google CEO Sundar Pichai's Quora Account Hacked

Google CEO Sundar Pichai's Quora Account Hacked
June 27, 2016Mohit Kumar
Nobody is immune to being Hacked! After hacking Mark Zuckerberg's Twitter and Pinterest accounts, Hacking group OurMine has successfully hacked the Quora account Google CEO Sundar Pichai and then cross-posted to his Twitter account. The hack became apparent when OurMine posted messages on Quora through Pichai's account, which then appeared on his official Twitter feed late Sunday night — Thanks to the two accounts being linked. All the tweets in question have since been removed from Pichai's Twitter feed. Unlike Mark Zuckerberg, the three-man team Saudi hackers group did not use password exposed by 2012 LinkedIn data breach; rather they claimed to have discovered a vulnerability in Quora, which is a Q&A community launched in 2010. The group behind OurMine claims it is "testing security" of accounts and teaching people to secure their online accounts better. "We are just testing people security (sic), we never change their passwords, we did it

VK.com HACKED! 100 Million Clear Text Passwords Leaked Online

VK.com HACKED! 100 Million Clear Text Passwords Leaked Online
June 06, 2016Swati Khandelwal
Another day, another Data Breach! Now, Russia's biggest social networking site VK.com is the latest in the line of historical data breaches targeting social networking websites. The same hacker who previously sold data dumps from MySpace , Tumblr , LinkedIn , and Fling.com, is now selling more than 100 Million VK.com records for just 1 Bitcoin ( approx. US$580 ). The database contains information like full names ( first names and last names ), email addresses, plain-text passwords, location information, phone numbers and, in some cases, secondary email addresses. Yes, plain-text passwords. According to Peace, the passwords were already in plain text when the VK.com was hacked. So, if the site still stores passwords in cleartext today, this could be a real security risk for its users. The data breach has initially been reported by LeakedSource search engine, which received portions of the database from one of the people who bought it. The company has already analyzed t
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