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Microsoft Hacked by Syrian Electronic Army - Update

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Microsoft Hacked by Syrian Electronic Army - Update

After it was reported that the @MSFTnews Twitter account was compromised by the Syrian Electronic Army over the weekend, a new BBC UK report from this morning added that the official @XboxSupport Twitter account as well as Microsoft's official blog were also hit by the attack.


"The attackers posted messages telling people to stop using Hotmail and Outlook, saying Microsoft monitored the services and sold information to governments..."

"In a statement, Microsoft said the accounts were 'temporarily affected' and added that 'no customer information was compromised.'


The article goes on to say that while it's not clear how the Syrian Electronic Army gained access to the accounts, many of their previous attacks have relied on good ol' phishing emails aimed to trick people.


You can read the full story by clicking the aforementioned link.


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(Source: Mashable)

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