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SEA breaches accounts of Microsoft and Technet

The Infamous Syrian Electronic Army has hijacked numerous Microsoft Twitter accounts, The Official Microsoft Blog at blogs.technet.com as well as an Xbox support account.

A member of the SEA going by the name “Syrian Eagle” told Mashable in an email that this is just the beginning.

Syrian Eagle informed Mashable that Microsoft warrants what it got since it is selling information to the NSA and several other government authorities. The SEA will release evidence of the accusations, Syrian Eagle stated:

“Microsoft is monitoring emails accounts and selling the data for the American intelligence and other governments. And we will publish more details and documents that prove it. Microsoft is not our enemy but what they are doing affected the SEA.”

Then on Saturday, the group took over the @MSFTnews and @XboxSupport Twitter accounts and posted various messages hashtagged “SEA”, according to Mashable.  One Tweet read: “Don’t use Microsoft emails (Hotmail, outlook), They are monitoring your accounts and selling the data to the governments.”

The assailants additionally Tweeted a screenshot of what seems to be The Official Microsoft Blog at blogs.technet.com compromised.

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Microsoft did not release a statement concerning the assumed attack, but Mashable states its journalists watched it in action and verified that it lasted approximately one hour.  All sites and accounts have been recovered.

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