Oh, that Syrian Electronic Army. What will they do next?
The cyber rascals known as the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA), who to this point have successful hacked into multiple U.S. websites including The New York Times, have also hacked into and gained access to Microsoft’s internal email accounts. This comes after the SEA seized control of Redmond’s official Twitter accounts.
Microsoft responded to the incident with the following statement.
“A social engineering cyberattack method known as phishing resulted in a small number of Microsoft employee social media and email accounts being impacted,” the company said. “These accounts were reset and no customer information was compromised. We continue to take a number of actions to protect our employees and accounts against this industry-wide issue.”
The Syrian Electronic Army infiltrated Microsoft’s company emails because it allegedly thinks that they are sharing user data with governments.
It doesn’t appear as though the attacks will stop with intrusions into Microsoft’s social media and emails accounts either. One of the more recent tweets from the SEA’s official Twitter account reads: “We didn’t finish our attack on
@Microsoft yet, stay tuned for more! #SEA.”
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