Wednesday 24 July 2013

Syrian Electronic Army Hacks Viber Support Desk

The Syrian Electronic Army is at it again. This time hacking the support page for the Israel-based instant messaging and VoIP service Viber.

The pro-Assad hacking group claimed to have access to Viber customers' personal details including email addresses and phone numbers, though Viber representatives say no such personal information was accessed.

"Yesterday, the Viber Support site was defaced after a Viber employee unfortunately fell victim to an email phishing attack. The phishing attack allowed access to two minor systems: a customer support panel and a support administration system. Information from one of these systems was posted on the defaced page.

The hacked page was defaced with a blue banner that read "Hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army". The SEA can add Viber to a relatively impressive list of hacked sites and Twitter feeds including those of The Financial Times, the Associated Press, The Onion, The Guardian, Al Jazeera, and others.

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