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Syrian Electronic Army Hacks Skype Social Media

The Syrian Electronic Army hacked into Skype's Twitter (NYSE:TWTR), Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) and blog on Wednesday in retaliation for Microsoft's (NASDAQ:MSFT) alleged complicity with government surveillance. The breach marks the latest in a long line of recent hacks, including one this week on messaging app SnapChat and last month on retail giant Target (NYSE:TGT)."Don't use Microsoft emails (Hotmail, outlook), They are monitoring your accounts and selling the data to the governments. More details soon #SEA," the hacking group wrote in a message posted on Skype's Twitter account.That message went out to Skype's more than 3 million followers and was retweeted over 7,000 times. The hackers posted similar messages on Skype's blog and Facebook page.Skype, which was acquired in 2011 by Microsoft for $8.5 billion, deleted the message and later confirmed the hack in a tweet of its own."You may have noticed our social media properties were targeted today. No user info was compromised. We're sorry...

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