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Sky Android apps hacked by Syrian Electronic Army


By Ishbel Macleod | PR and social media consultant

May 27, 2013 | 1 min read

Several Android apps for Sky, including Sky News, Sky Sports and Sky+ were hacked into over the weekend by the Syrian Electronic Army.The Google Play download pages for the Sky Go, Sky+, Sky WiFi, Sky News, Sky Sports Football and Sky Sports News apps were replaced with the SEA logo and the words ‘Syrian Electronic Army was here’.Sky Help Team appeared to tweet a warning telling users to uninstall the app, but it has now been revealed that the Twitter account itself was compromised.

Sky is assuring the public that "Sky Android apps previously downloaded by Sky customers are unaffected and there is no need to remove them from their Android devices."This comes shortly after Sky claimed their account was hacked following a mysterious tweet that read ‘Colin was here’.
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