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Skype's Twitter, Facebook and Blog Hacked By The "Syrian Electronic Army"

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A hacking team under the name "Syrian Electronic Army" has breached the security of Microsoft's Skype service's official Blog(picture above), Twitter and Facebook accounts. 

The Syrian Electronic Army started by hacking the Skype Blog and posted "Hacked by Syrian Electronic Army... Stop Spying!"(picture above). They later went on to make another post which read:

 Photo Credit: BBC News

They also hacked the official Skype Facebook page, posting:

Don't use Microsoft emails (hotmail,outlook), They are monitoring your accounts and selling it to the governments. More details soon. #SEA

They also hacked Skype's official twitter account, tweeting for Skype to "Stop Spying!". Skype got the twitter account back, but about 2 hours later SEA striked back and tweeted from the account AND retweeted a tweet from SEA's own twitter:

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An internet journalist called Matthew Keys posted a picture of the hacked Wordpress dashboard of Skype's blog. Matthew Keys claims that the Syrian Electronic Army provided him with the picture:

Photo Credit: Internet's journalist Matthew Keys

The Syrian Electronic Army tweeted information of Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer, which includes his eMail and phone number:

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Skype has got it's Facebook and Twitter accounts back as of now. Skype deleted the tweets on approximately 4:49 GTM 5+ and then tweeted that no user information was compromised:

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The Facebook and Twitter accounts of Skype are now back in control and safe. However, the Skype Blog is down now. Whether it was shut down by Syrian Electronic Army, or if Skype got it back and shut it down for maintanence, is unknown. But since the SEA wouldn't put the Blog down and hide it's own message, we take it is done by Microsoft.

In order to hack Skype, they've hacked Facebook, Twitter and Wordpress in the process, which are all highly secure networks. According to BBC News, the Syrian Electronic Army has been behind "recent hack attacks" on the New York Times as well, and it has targeted "various other media companies" which include BBC itself, CNN and the Guardian.

Muhammad Junaid

Muhammad Junaid is the writer of Entertainment Ghost. He writes articles, reviews, previews and entertainment news about gaming, technology, the media and so on. You can follow him on Twitter @Mr_MJunaid and Facebook MJunaid

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Published On Entertainment Ghost At Wednesday, January 01, 2014