Assad Backers Hack Microsoft Twitter... Again

Syrian Electronic Army tweets through 2 company accounts
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 11, 2014 4:59 PM CST
Assad Backers Hack Microsoft Twitter... Again
Hackers breached a Microsoft Twitter feed.   (Shutterstock)

Ten days ago, Syrian regime supporters the Syrian Electronic Army broke into Microsoft's Skype social media accounts; today, the group tweeted through both the Microsoft News and Xbox Support accounts, ZDNet and the Next Web report. "Don't use Microsoft emails(hotmail,outlook),They are monitoring your accounts and selling the data to the governments," the group posted using the @MSFTNews handle. Later, it added: "Syrian Electronic Army was here."

The tweets were quickly removed. "We can only say that's just the beginning," an SEA member told Mashable via email. As for why the hackers hit Microsoft, the member said the company was "monitoring emails accounts and selling the data for the American intelligence and other governments. And we will publish more details and documents that prove it. Microsoft is not our enemy but what they are doing affected the SEA." (More Bashar al-Assad stories.)

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