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Microsoft's News and Xbox Twitter Accounts and Blog Compromised

Microsoft's Twitter accounts @MSFTnews and @XboxSupport was compromised by The Syrian Electronic Army a group that claims to be supporters of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad. 

10 days ago same group attacked on Microsoft's Skype twitter account and Facebook  account and its blog. Why the SEA targeted Microsoft, Syrian Eagle provided the following response:

Microsoft is monitoring emails accounts and selling the data for the American intelligence and other governments.

And we will publish more details and documents that prove it.

Microsoft is not our enemy but what they are doing affected the SEA.




The SEA, a collection of computer hackers in support of the Assad regime, have recently engaged in a string of defacements against various social media pages and websites belonging to such organizations as VICE, the New York Times, and others. 

Hackers are released an email sent from Steve Clayton, Microsoft Creative Director to other employees in Microsoft regarding the twitter accounts breach.



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



Microsoft is aware of this attacks that temporarily affected the Xbox Support and Microsoft News Twitter accounts.

Today 12-01-2014, SEA again taken control of Microsoft blog at 8:20 p.m. ET, the site was taken down and posted the message on blogger, Microsoft admins already revert back the changes.



Microsoft responded for the SEA statement "Microsoft is monitoring emails and selling the data to American and foreign intelligence agencies."

We’re actively investigating issues and are focused on protecting our employees and corporate network. Microsoft is sometimes obligated to comply with legal orders from governments around the world and provides customer data only in response to specific, targeted, legal demands.



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