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Skype Blog and Social media hacked by Syrian Electronic Army

2. January 2014 06:13 by CA in Hack

On New Year’s Day the Facebook and Twitter accounts and blog for Microsoft's Skype were hacked by the SEA (Syrian Electronic Army). This isn't entirely surprising as the FBI had issued a warning on Christmas eve to media organizations about a new wave of phishing attacks associated with the infamous SEA.  

 

 

 

 

The account under which the blog was posted, Shana Pearlman, also displays SEA lines: "Hacked by Syrian Electronic Army.. Stop Spying!" and "Don't use Microsoft emails (hotmail,outlook), They are monitoring your accounts and selling the data to the governments." [Note: Just to be clear, we have no reason to believe Microsoft is actually doing this.]

 

Skype has more than 3 million followers on Twitter, which indicates that, had the attackers wanted to send out malicious links or other dangerous content, this could have been a whole lot worse.

 

Note : Skype Twitter account did not use 2-Factor authentication Surprised

 

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