The Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) has gained access and defaced the official Office blog, just hours after the blog’s redesign. The SEA promised that another attack on Microsoft was nearing, after Microsoft’s official Twitter account, Xbox support Twitter account, Skype blog, and TechNet blogs were all defaced over the course of the month.
“The Official Microsoft Office Blogs Hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army. More to come,” the SEA stated on their Twitter page. The SEA also went on to showcase screenshots of the old and new admin panel of the Office Blogs. On the Office blog, you will see posts titled “Hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army.”
Microsoft has since taken down these posts as well as the Office Blogs website as the company looks to investigate and resolve the issue. The SEA has also been able to access a small number of Microsoft employee email accounts, aside from defacing the official Microsoft Twitter account, Xbox support Twitter account, Skype blog, and Technet blog.
Thus far, it seems that the SEA is looking to embarrass Microsoft, rather than cause any major harm. All we have seen so far is defaced blogs and Twitter accounts. The SEA continues to promise that more of this is to come.
Microsoft has reassured consumers that no personal data has been compromised as a result of these attacks. More on this as it develops.Further reading: Microsoft, Office, SEA