Pro Bashar Ul Assad hackers from Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) had hacked the official blog, Facebook and Twitter account of instant messaging client Skype yesterday.

After hacking the Twitter account, SEA started tweeting against Micosoft’s Skype, asking them to stop spying on people. One of the tweet from hacked Twitter of skype said that:

stop-spying-on-people-says-syrian-electronic-army-after-hacking-skypes-blog-facebook-and-twitter-account While on the hacked blog, the hackers posted their own article with a heading ‘Hacked by Syrian Electronic Army.. Stop Spying!!’Don’t use Microsoft emails (hotmail,outlook), They are monitoring your accounts and selling the data to the governments.

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However, later on Skype authorities was able to regain the access to all three hacked services. After regaining, Skype tweeted that:

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This is not the first time when hackers have conducted a cyber attack on a high profile company against NSA’s spying activities. In past, Brazilian hackers had hacked 14 NASA domains and protested against NSA’s spying over Brazil.

In July 2013, it was revealed that Microsoft had collaborated extensively with the intelligence services of the United States to allow users’ communications details. The company even helped the NSA (National Security Agency) to break their own encryption system.

At the time of publishing this article, Skype’s Blog, Twitter and Facebook accounts were regained by Microsoft.

Waqas

Waqas Amir is a Milan-based cybersecurity journalist with a passion for covering latest happenings in cyber security and tech world. In addition to being the founder of this website, Waqas is also into gaming, reading and investigative journalism.