Hacker group Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) has struck again and the victim is yet again Microsoft. After hacking the Skype Twitter and Facebook accounts earlier this month, last night SEA hacked and took control of Microsoft News Twitter account, eHackingNews reports. Also Read - Xbox Series X restock in India possible by early August, no news on Series S
The nature of the latest attack was similar to the Skype hacking and was in apparent reference to the revelations made by Edward Snowden regarding the National Security Agency (NSA) snooping. Using the Microsoft News Twitter handle, SEA tweeted, Don’t use Microsoft emails (hotmail, outlook). They are monitoring your accounts and selling the data to the governments. #SEA
Later in the night, SEA also revealed an internal email sent from Microsoft Creative Director Steve Clayton to other employees regarding the hacking attacks.
SEA had a busy 2013, hacking major publications and social media websites to raise awareness about their cause. It has defaced websites of the Huffington Post, NY Times, BBC, Thomson Reuters, Telegraph, Associate Press, FT, The Onion among others and also gained access to user information on Twitter, Truecaller and Viber. Such was the nature of the group s attacks that it made it to our list of the top tech stories of 2013.