Syrian Electronic Army Hacks Skypes Social Networks
The Syrian Electronic Army has kicked off their new year by hacking Skypes Facebook, Twitter, and personal blog. On January 1, 2014 the Syrian Electronic Army, a.k.a. #SEA, took over all of the official Skype social media networks. Not only did the Syrian Electronic Army own Skypes networks, the even warned users about how unsafe their services were. Their message stated “Don’t use Microsoft emails(hotmail,outlook). They are monitoring your accounts and selling the data to the governments. More details soon #SEA”.
They posted this vital message on Skypes official Twitter, official Facebook, and official blog. The Syrian Electronic Army is infamous for hacking bigger corporations networks, and/or redirecting the corporations domain to their personal domain. They show corporations that they are not invincible to attacks, and want others to know the same. While Skypes data logging servers/nodes were not hacked, the Syrian Electronic Army still left an important message. While Skype is owned by Microsoft, and Microsoft supports a censored internet, its known that they spy on users. They log all Skype chats, emails, calls, and everything else done on their networks. While this may go under the radar, this is a huge invasion to privacy. Whether the Syrian Electronic Army hacked Skype for political reasons, or other reasons, they still left a very important message. For a safe alternative to Skype, you can check out Silent Circle, a peer to peer version of Skype. No logs, encrypted communications, and completely off the record. Its so secure that its P2P base means only you and that user connect to each other. No more servers, or anything else, just your peer, and yourself. The Syrian Electronic Army left an important and very true message on the official Skype networks.