Only a couple days into the new year and already there have been more hacks. This time it was Skype who was the target and the hackers left a message which was pretty clear: Spying on the public has to stop.
Already there has been a group claiming responsibility for the attack, and they are calling themselves the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA)… a group we’ve heard about multiple times already.
The hack took place yesterday and Skype was able to quickly regain control.“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,” a representative from Skype rep told The Next Web.
The SEA was able to access Skype’s profiles as well and left messages like “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.”
The SEA had a pretty busy 2013. They managed to hack into Twitter, the BBC Weather Twitter, the Financial Times and even the New York Times as well. Since they’ve already started this early on in 2014, its safe to assume that they don’t intend to slow down.
[via The Next Web]