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Syrian activists hack twitter account and Android apps from Sky

The Syrian Electronic Army hacked the Android apps and a Twitter account of the British pay-TV broadcaster Sky. Obviously the followers of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad managed to bring the developer access to the Google Play Store under control. The hackers have provided the Sky apps with their own logo and then placed a fake tweet under the Sky Support account. They ask users to uninstall all Sky apps.

As a spokesman for the transmitter with respect to CNET UK confirmed it is in the tweet was a forgery.Meanwhile, the transmitter has acknowledged that its apps have been hacked and they are also available through Google no longer play.Existing users of the apps would not uninstall it because they are not affected by the attack.

Sky is the latest victim of the Syrian Electronic Army, who had taken over from pressing media companies like the BBC, Guardian and Associated in recent weeks Twitter accounts to spread their political messages.End of April had warned media companies about upcoming attacks of Syrian activists Twitter.The method according Twitter always the same: The hackers send targeted groomed, credible emails with links to an infected site to the Twitter executives of the companies.A few days ago, the two-factor authentication has probably introduced for this reason, Twitter.However, security specialists could overturn this already.

The Syrian Electronic Army had become record-writing for the first time in 2011. Among her first victims were the American National Public Radio (NPR) and FIFA President Sepp Blatter.
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