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Microsoft Twitter account hacked by Syrian Electronic Army

January 12, 2014 at 1:19 am | News Desk


The Twitter account of Microsoft has been hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army.

The Microsoft News (@MSFTnews) account posted the following tweet just after 2:30 p.m. ET, before it was quickly removed.

SEA hack

The hack comes just 10 days after the group, known to favor Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, took over Skype’s Twitter and Facebook accounts, as well as its official blog. Microsoft, which owns the VoIP service, issued a warning to discourage people from using Microsoft emails following the New Year’s Day hack.

Mashable said that Microsoft and the Syrian Electronic Army did not immediately respond to requests for comment. We will update this story as it develops.

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