Hacks and Incidents

Skype’s Blog and Social Profiles Hacked By Syrian Electronic Army

Skype’s Blog and Social Profiles Hacked By Syrian Electronic Army: We’re not even through the first day of 2014 and cyber attacks have already made their appearance. Earlier today, a person (or a few people) breached Skype’s security and hacked its Twitter account, Facebook page, and blog. The group claiming responsibility is the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA). Its message: end spying on the public.

UPDATE: Minutes after we published this post, it appeared that Skype regained control and deleted the hacker messages from Twitter and Facebook, while its blog is being automatically redirected to Skype’s homepage now.

A Skype spokesperson responded to TNW with a statement: “We recently became aware of a targeted cyber attack that led to access to Skype’s social media properties, but these credentials were quickly reset. No user information was compromised.”

The Skype team has also taken to Twitter to acknowledge the hack and reassure users.

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