Posted date: May 26, 2013
Sky’s suite of Android apps has been hacked by the anonymous Syrian Electronic Army group and the broadcaster has advised all users to uninstall the apps as a result.
The hackers have attacked Sky’s entries to the Google Play store, adding the groups’ logo and the message “Syrian Electronic Army was here” in the description.
The attack has affected all of Sky’s apps, including Sky Go, Sky Sports Football, Sky Sports News, Sky+ and Sky Wi-Fi.
Now the company has issued a statement advising customers to remove the apps from their smartphones and tablets and wait for the issue to be resolved.
In a post on the Sky Help Twitter feed, the company wrote: “All Sky’s Android apps were hacked and replaced… please uninstall it, And we will let you know when it will be available.”
Sky is latest victim of the groups hacking exploits. Last month it gained control of the Associated Press’ Twitter feed and claimed US President Barack Obama had been injured following a White House bombing.
It has also hacked the Financial Times website and The Guardian’s Twitter feed, as well as the BBC’s weather feed.