The hacktivist pro-Assad group known as the "Syrian Electronic Army" hacked Skype's blog, Facebook page and Twitter account.
On the first day of 2014 Syrian Electronics Army (SEA) hacked Skype’s blog, Facebook page and Twitter account in response to information sharing with the US National Security Agency that were exposed by former contractor Edward Snowden.
The group published two posts on the blog and shared them on Skype’s Twitter account, while on Facebook page, the status updated citing: “Don’t use Microsoft emails (Hotmail, outlook), They are monitoring your accounts and selling it to the governments. More details soon. #SEA”
Taking this situation seriously, Microsoft has put the blog down for now and deleted all the status update and tweets. The Redmond giant is working to restore the blog as quickly as possible.
The SEA has tweeted from Skype’s official account: “Stop spying on people! Via Syrian Electronic Army @Official_SEA16 #SEA cc @FBIPressOffice spr.ly/6019di9c” and followed by the second message that reads, “Syrian Electronic Army Was Here via @Official_SEA16 #SEA pic.twitter.com/3hLFwqENGI”
Here’re the screenshots of blog posts (deleted):
Microsoft hasn’t yet commented on the hack, but surely they will once they’re able to fully grasp how this attack went.