Skype’s Twitter and Facebook accounts have been hacked by Syrian Electronic Army. The group also posted the contact information of Steve Ballmer, Microsoft’s retiring chief executive, on its Twitter account along with the message, “You can thank Microsoft for monitoring your accounts/emails using this details. #SEA”
A message posted on Skype’s official Twitter feed, apparently by the hacking group, read: “Don’t use Microsoft emails (hotmail, outlook), They are monitoring your accounts and selling the data to the governments. More details soon. #SEA”
We logged on to Skype and everything seemed in order. We could make calls, send messages etc. But this hack could just be the tip of the iceberg. Just a few days back Apple said that it was not sharing user details with NSA but that doesn’t seem to be the case for Microsoft. We will share more information as it surfaces but in the mean time you can just avoid using Skype.