In a story of cross-communication hacking cooperation, the Twitter and Facebook accounts of Skype have been hacked, as well as their blog which serves as their main publication platform for getting their message out to curious consumers.
The Syrian Electronic Army, or SEA for short, have not disclosed their exact reasoning behind the attack, however they do cite several instances in which Skype may have extended beyond their reach when it comes to the privacy and safety of their users information and the content of their communications.
The most recent of the fraudulent tweets warns users to avoid Microsoft email services if they are concerned about their privacy:
“Don’t use Microsoft emails(hotmail,outlook), they are monitoring your accounts and selling the data to the governments. More details soon #SEA.”
We have received an official update and statement from Twitter, telling us that the compromised account has already been returned to its rightful owner, and all the offending tweets sent out by #SEA deleted from their page automatically.
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