Hackers broke into the page Skype microblogging service Twitter




Hackers broke into the page Skype microblogging service Twitter

The new year started with Skype for a very unpleasant situation related to a security breach. Official site of the messenger in “Twitter” was hacked group of hackers calling themselves the Syrian Electronic Army. As a result of hacking hackers have posted a “tweet” several messages calling for three million subscribers page Skype abandon the use of postal services of Microsoft .

“Do not use e-mail clients Microsoft (Hotmail and Outlook), they watch your accounts and send all the information to the government. More information will publish later # SEA ».


What’s interesting is published as a result of hacking message retvitnulo more than 8,000 people until 2 hours after the incident, the official representatives of Skype is not regained access and have not removed it. Another message appeared a few hours earlier (later also removed). The report clearly bears a direct relation to the American security service NSA hackers demanded “to stop spying on people.” In addition to hacking pages Skype microblogging service Twitter, hackers managed to crack the official webpage of service in Facebook, as well as access to the account in a blog on the official website of Skype. As in the first case, access officials were able to recover only after some time and it turned out that most phishing hack wore character, and not an attempt to undermine overall security Skype. Burglaries occurred at precisely the moment when the majority of employees Skype celebrated New Year’s Eve and was on leave.

Portal The Verge decided to contact officials of Microsoft, and Skype, commented that those unpleasant situation occurred.

In the case of the second, was received the following response:

“Recently, we have become a target for massive cyberattack that led to cracking access social media services Skype, but we were able to quickly regain control of the situation. Private information of users is not affected. ”

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