Syrian Hackers Broke into SkypeAdded: Wednesday, January 8th, 2014
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The hacker group loyal to Syrian strongman Bashar al-Assad has recently managed to break into the online calling service Skype. A few days ago the Syrian Electronic Army published the contact information of Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, suggesting that someone might want to call him.
It seems that the Syrian Electronic Army is upset that the tech giant is monitoring all Skype calls for the American spooks. Although most people would consider this outrageous, it doesn’t tend to generate so much outrage as what else Syria can do.
A message published on Skype's official Twitter feed on the first day of the year, apparently by the hacking group (as it included hashtag #SEA), recommended people not to use Microsoft emails (hotmail, outlook), as those were monitoring all accounts and selling the data to the governments.
Messages like those were also posted on Skype's official Facebook pages and on its website blog. Millions of people could see them before they were removed in late afternoon. However, the Syrian Electronic Army later tweeted out copies of that message "for those who missed it”.
It should be noted that this week a monitoring group claimed the death toll in Syria's civil war, which started three years ago as peaceful protests against 40 years of rule by Assad's family, had increased to at least 130,000.
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Wednesday, January 8th, 2014
|posted by (2014-01-09 04:00:30)|
|So they broke into Skype servers, or they hacked the Twitter/Faceboox/Website password? Which is it? I beg you, please list source of information as all yours posts are full of bs.|
|@Timbo - Then stop reading the articles posted here... You want sources and links to "fact check" then go read a news website that posts them moron. Do you think ExtraTorrent has reporters on the ground in Syria or something? lol All these article are re-posted or recycled from other sources, don't like it, don't read it... again, MORON!!!|
|posted by (2014-01-10 04:01:12)|
|@potluckpotatoes: Yes, feel free to stick your head in the sand instead of improving this world. Blow it out your ass.|
|Seems they broke into Skype's twitter & facebook accounts|
|From reuters /article/2014/01/02/us-usa-syria-hack-idUSBREA0101X20140102|
|Wow Syria go ahead and blow fb bd twitter,,,,||
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