OurMine has been hacking the Twitter accounts of CEOs and celebrities including Google CEO Sundar Pichai and actor Channing Tatum to prove the point that “nobody is safe.”
Google CEO Sundar Pichai is among the latest members of an unhappy club: public figures who have been hacked by OurMine, a group of hackers who profess to be doing the world a favor by making clear how vulnerable most of us are online.
They hack into accounts and leave public messages, as well as a suggestion to buy their own security services.
“Hey, it’s OurMine, we are just testing your security, please visit OurMine to upgrade it,” they tweeted from Pichai’s account.
The group told Wired and TechCrunch that they’re a trio (of teenagers, according to TechCrunch). They deny being based in Russia or Saudi Arabia—which is where one hacker says their IP address and Twitter handle are from. Their posts suggest English is certainly a second language. (Or, for the sake of the U.S. school system, let’s hope that’s the case.)
Announcing they’d hacked the Twitter accounts of Randi Zuckerberg and her brother, Mark, they wrote in the News section of their site: