“Stop spying on people!” — Syrian Electronic Army’s cyber-attacks compromising Skype’s Twitter, Facebook accounts

Originally posted on Peace and Freedom:

Image from beta.syriadeeply.org

Image from beta.syriadeeply.org

 
 

Syrian computer hacker conglomerate, the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA), has kicked off the New Year with a number of cyber-attacks, compromising Skype’s Twitter, Facebook accounts, and its official blog.

Social media accounts belonging to Skype, Microsoft’s  voice-over-IP service, were hacked around 19:30 GMT. SEA posted  on Skype’s Twitter account a rogue message saying “Stop  spying on people! via Syrian Electronic Army.” The hacker  group also urged people not to use Microsoft accounts because the  company is “selling the data to the governments.”

SEA later re-tweeted the message using its own twitter page.

 

A similar message was posted on Skype’s Facebook page, but was  quickly deleted, according to TheNextWeb. The link to it, which  the SEA posted on its Twitter account, leads to a removed page.

Screenshot from facebook.comScreenshot from facebook.com

 

Attacks were also generated on Skype’s official blog with posts  calling on the US to…

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