The year 2014 begins with the hacking of two substantial web tools used by millions of users. The accounts of Skype have been hacked. Snapchat, the application for sending pictures, with 4.6 million users, has also been affected.
On January 1st, Skype Twitter account released a surprising message that accused Microsoft, the owner of Skype – of espionage.
The message “Don’t use Microsoft email service (Hotmail, Outlook) they are monitoring your accounts and selling it to the governments” thus appeared on the Twitter account around 10:30 pm before being removed two hours later. The same message was also posted on Skype’s Facebook page (27 million fans) and official blog.
These messages come from the Syrian Electronic Army (Syrian Electronic Army, SEA), a group of hackers that supports the regime of President Bashar al- Assad. This group had been talked much after hacking Twitter accounts of media sites and accounts associated with U.S. President Barack Obama. Microsoft has not spoken about these cybercrime actions.
Snapchat and its users have also been affected by hackers. SnapchatDB.info the site and retrieved the usernames and phone numbers of 4.6 million users of the application, and then published his information. Hackers took advantage of a security hole in the application and published data to push Snapchat to strengthen its security.
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