Syrian Electronic Army hacks Sky
After a series of hacking attacks which turn, apparently, successful, an anonymous hack group known as Syrian Electronic Army has managed to hack Sky. Sky follows a few other victims of the so-called army, among which are the Twitter feed of Associated Press, the Weather feed of BBC, the website of Financial Times and the Twitter feed of The Guardian. The hackers not only take control over the resources of the victims, but also use them to send fake messages and news. Last month they claimed through the Twitter feed of Associated Press that the President of the United States of America Barack Obama had suffered an injury after a bombing of the White House.
Now all Android applications of Sky are hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army and it seems that the hackers have access to the Twitter account of Sky and sends fake Tweets to the users. Such Tweet suggests uninstalling all Sky’s applications from your smartphone and waiting till the company copes with the situation. However, it now seems that the real Sky team is there, in Twitter and argues with the Tweets of the official profile, asking the users not to uninstall the apps – the mess is complete.
The entries of Sky in Google Play store were hacked and the hackers replaced Sky’s logo with their own. They also changed the description of the applications with the ‘Syrian Electronic Army was here’. However, these entries are off the Play Store now and you can’t see them. All Sky apps were hacked – Go, Wi-Fi, Sky+, Sports News and Sports Football. All in all, the situation for Sky is serious and it is not clear why this is the next victim of the hackers and what their aims are. We hope that Sky will get over this soon and will manage to fix its applications, Twitter profile and Google Play entries. And about the Syrian Electronic Army… who knows what their next victim will be?…
Source: Tech Radar