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Sky TV apps hacked, removed from Google Play Store

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Sky TV apps hacked, removed from Google Play Store
The Syrian Electronic Army, already considered responsible for hacking into a number of web sites and an attempt to break into the water supply in Haifa, is taking the credit for the hacking of Sky TV's Android apps and Twitter account on Sunday. The usual header in the Google Play Store was replaced with the SEA's logo and a terse sentence stating that the "Syrian Electronic Army Was Here".

Sky TV's tweet warns users about the hacking

Sky TV's tweet warns users about the hacking

BskyB sent out a tweet from a safe Twitter account warning those who have installed the Sky TV apps to remove them and await further instructions on when to re-install them. For now, the apps have also been removed from the Google Play Store.

For Britian, this just adds to the unease in the country which started last week with the beheading on a public street of a British soldier in what has been called a terrorist attack. Cellphone cameras caught video of one of the alleged suspects in the slaying with bloody hands holding some of the weapons used in the attack. That was followed by an incident aboard a commercial plane that resulted in a military jet being scrambled to escort the plane down for a safe landing. Nerves in the country are certainly frayed.

The Syrian Electronic Army has hacked Sky Tv's apps

The Syrian Electronic Army has hacked Sky Tv's apps


source: AndroidPolice via AndroidCentral

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posted on 26 May 2013, 13:58 3

1. Mxyzptlk (limited) (Posts: 2846; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


They need better security than this.

posted on 26 May 2013, 15:15 4

4. tech2 (Posts: 1313; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Good thing my iphone they can't steal the app from within my phone as my phone has lock screen which cannot be breached, Oh wait ....!

posted on 26 May 2013, 16:12 2

5. jroc74 (Posts: 3959; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Yes, yes they do. Nice to see quick action was taken tho. Gotta give Google credit for that...

posted on 26 May 2013, 14:04 4

2. maherk (Posts: 408; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Screw them and their dictator bashar l asad. Wlead l mot3a

posted on 26 May 2013, 14:20 4

3. omarr (banned) (Posts: 149; Member since: 15 Sep 2012)


Noobs of Syria

posted on 26 May 2013, 21:26 1

6. lyndon420 (Posts: 1638; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


Syria has internet?

posted on 26 May 2013, 22:07

7. Jack58221 (Posts: 120; Member since: 23 Feb 2013)


it's amazing what you can do once your country gets a 56k connection up and running. or are they still on a 28.8k?

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