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Syrian Electronic Army threatens more cyber attacks on Microsoft

The hacker group known as the Syrian Electronic Army claims in a new post on its Twitter account that it "didn't finish our attack" on Microsoft. The group has claimed responsibly for briefly taking over control of the official Skype, Twitter, Facebook and blog on New Year's Day. Last weekend, the SEA also said it hacked into the official Microsoft News Twitter and blog, along with the Xbox Support Twitter and Instagram accounts.

The new message comes at the same time as a new statement from Microsoft, which admits that an unknown amount of its company email accounts were hacked into by the SEA. According to The Verge, a Microsoft spokesperson stated, "A social engineering cyberattack method known as phishing resulted in a small number of Microsoft employee social media and email accounts being impacted. These accounts were reset and no customer information was compromised."

It's more than likely that the SEA will try once again to compromise some of Microsoft's online accounts and activities in the very near future. Indeed, in an email statement to The Verge, the group said, "We are making some distraction for Microsoft employees so we can success in our main mission." Microsoft has not indicated how it plans to prepare for any new rounds of cyber attacks from this group.

Source: SEA on Twitter and The Verge

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