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Syrian Electronic Army says hacked into Skype’s social media accounts

02
Jan
2014

By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The Syrian Electronic Army, an amorphous hacker collective that supports Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, claimed credit on Wednesday for hacking into the social media accounts of Internet calling service Skype. The group also posted the contact information of Steve Ballmer, Microsoft Corps retiring chief executive, on its Twitter account along with the message, You can thank Microsoft for monitoring your accounts/emails using this details. #SEA That message was an apparent reference to revelations last year by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden that Skype, which is owned by Microsoft, was part of the NSAs program to monitor communications through some of the biggest U.S. Internet companies.

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