Syrian Electronic Army Threatens Microsoft, Expect More Attacks In The Near Future

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Syrian Electronic Army which recently hacked some of the Microsoft’s social media accounts threatened Microsoft on Twitter that they are not yet done with Microsoft and there will be more attacks in the future.

We didn’t finish our attack on @Microsoft yet, stay tuned for more! #SEA

— SyrianElectronicArmy (@Official_SEA16) January 15, 2014

The worst part is that SEA has got access to Microsoft employee emails as well. You can see the communication between Microsoft Story Teller Steve’s mail to his boss on recent attacks by SEA. See the screenshot below,

 

 

SEA even tweeted that a Microsoft employee changed his password from Microsoft1 to Microsoft2 to make it stronger. I guess, Microsoft will come up with more stronger internal policies when it comes to passwords to prevent such attacks in the future.



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  • WebUser

    Where the hell is the police? Well, there is no police in Somali.

  • Socius

    And what is the purpose of this?

  • smity smiter

    Do they have a reason?

  • pepe

    Okay… And what is the purpose? Why not apple or google? They are higher on market share on phone devices.

    stupid sirians

    • http://yourig.livejournal.com/ ZloiYuri

      “Syrians”. I guess they are the same Syrians as me – Queen of USA.

  • Linus

    Windows is such an easy target because of it’s so many vulnerabilities, hackers will go for the low hanging fruit.

    • KelvBlue

      It was Microsoft’s Twitter account, just saying…

      • Duk3togo

        I said the same thing. Wouldn’t the vulnerability look bad on Twitter instead of MS?

    • GetEdumated

      Have you never heard of Pwn2Own or any other hacking contests? Apple and Google products always go down first, then the hackers move on to a real challenge…

      The reason for the disproportionate levels of malware in the wild is due to market share (number of targets)- not because of what’s easier. In the phone world, this is still the case as Android is absolutely riddled with malware.

  • jimski27

    So Microsoft employees are not using two step authentication?

  • Wayne Sebbens

    Um, that photo for Chris DeMaria is for an actor by the same name (see http://chrisdemaria.com/photos/) who has done voice and acting work for Microsoft (among others), but not the same Chris DeMaria as the “email” purports to be from (http://www.linkedin.com/pub/chris-demaria/15/525/b68). Does the SEA have better proof?