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Skype Finally Restores Blog After Attack

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Skype Finally Restores Blog After Attack
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Last week, Microsoft’s Skype had its Twitter account, Facebook page and blog compromised, with the Syrian Electronic Army taking control of all three to spread an anti-spying/anti-Microsoft email message.

On Monday, Skype finally announced that its blog is back and operational. The company said in its return post:

On Jan. 1, 2014, we became aware of a targeted cyber-attack that led to access to Skype’s social media properties on Facebook, Twitter and this blog. We quickly reset the credentials used to manage these properties. No user information was compromised, and Skype’s service was not affected.

For more information about the steps we’re taking to help protect your privacy, please take a look at our recent Microsoft on the Issues blogs about protecting data from government snooping and reforming government surveillance.

While the Syrian Electronic Army had control of the blog, it told readers not to use Microsoft email programs like Hotmail and Outlook, because “they are monitoring your accounts and selling the data to the governments.”

Skype had already regained access to its properties when we reported on it last week. It’s unclear what took so long in restoring the blog.

Image: Skype blog via Feedly

Skype Finally Restores Blog After Attack
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  • http://www.skybits.com Laura Gullett

    If Microsoft owns it, then it will be hacked and/or attacked, so now people will refrain from using Skype. I don’t blame them either. I want a Skype competitor that will never sell to any big corporation and to stay true to it’s roots.

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