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Syrian Electronic Army target Sky apps

  • The Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) on Monday targeted the apps of UK broadcaster Sky, resulting in them being removed from the Google Play store.

    The attacks saw the logos of six Sky apps replaced by that of the SEA.

    The hackers also took over one of the firm's Twitter accounts.

    The strategy of targeting apps is a new one for the group, which has previously hacked social media accounts used by the media and western political leaders.

    Previous victims have included the BBC, the Financial Times, the Guardian, E! Online, the Onion, CBS News, Associated Press and the soccer governing body FIFA.

    According to SEA’s website, its members support Syrian President Bashar al-Assad but do not operate under the orders of his government.

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