The Syrian Electronic Army is a loose-knit group of hackers that may, or may not, actually be Syrian. What the collective does pledge is to go after the current power structure, targeting companies implicated in the recent NSA scandal uncovered by Edward Snowden.
The organization has famously targeted Microsoft in recent high-profile attacks, including taking over the Skype blog, Twitter account and Facebook page and, even more recently, briefly owning the company’s MSFTnews twitter account.
But things are apparently not over with yet. The SEA pledges to continue its efforts, with further attacks against the software giant. That happens today, as Microsoft admits the group has hacked into a few of its employee email accounts.
Microsoft admitted to The Verge that the SEA managed to post three internal email to employees. “A social engineering cyberattack method known as phishing resulted in a small number of Microsoft employee social media and email accounts being impacted”, the company stated.
The Syrian Electronic Army promises more attacks against Microsoft. The company seems almost helpless to stop this onslaught, having been hacked on multiple fronts and occasions already. “We didn’t finish our attack on @Microsoft yet, stay tuned for more! #SEA”.Further reading: Microsoft