What a way to start the new year. We’re only on the second day of 2014 and Stapchat gets a hit by a fairly large user detail leak, and now fairly big name Twitter and Facebook accounts falls victim of an anti-Microsoft fuelled attack. Is this the ‘Outlook’ on things to come?
Late yesterday evening the Skype Twitter and Facebook account fell victim of hacks from the ‘Syrian Electronic Army’ who took control of the two accounts and posted several anti-Microsoft statements. Most of the statements advised people to stop using Microsoft services due to monitoring, most likely down to the current drama surrounding the NSA..
“Don’t use Microsoft emails(hotmail,outlook), they are monitoring your accounts and selling the data to the governments. More details soon #SEA.” read the Tweet which has since been deleted now Microsoft has taken control of both pages again, unsurprisingly they haven’t reacted to the tweet itself other than an apologetic tweet which reads: “You may have noticed our social media properties were targeted today. No user info was compromised. We’re sorry for the inconvenience.”
Considering how much they’ve been pushing their Scroogled campaign that points out that Google are monitoring everything we do, it’s kind of ironic, eh?