Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Popular voice and messaging service ‘Viber’ by Syrian Electronic Army

Popular voice and messaging service Viber has been by the Syrian Electronic Army, reports The News. The grouphas a history of the Twitter accounts of the Associated Press, The Guardian,and other news sources.Proof of today’s attack came in the form of a warning message on Viber’s support website (which has since been). The S claims that the messaging platform is spying and tracking its users, and it posted a screenshot of alleged evidence…Here’s the posted by THN:Initially, it wasn’t clr how much information the S was able to snag, or what it planned to do with it. But in a statement to9to5Mac, Viber said the attackers didn’t get beyond their support servers andthat no sensitive user data was exposed.“Today the Viber Support site was defaced after a Viber employee unfortunately fell victim to an email phishing attack. The phishing attack allowed access to two minor systems: a customer support panel and a support administration system. Information from one of these systems was posted on the defaced page.It is very important to emphasize that no sensitive user data was exposed and that Viber’s databases were not “”. Sensitive, private user information is kept in a secure system that cannot be accessed through this type of attack and is not part of our support system.We take this incident very seriously and we are working right now to return the support site to full service for our users. Additionally, we want to assure all of our users that we are reviewing all of our policies to make sure that no such incident is repted in the future.”The attack comes at an interesting time, as s have been in the news quite a bit lately. ’s developer center, for instance, is still down aftersuffering a security brchlast week. And the S’s claim that Viber tracks its users isalso timely.As of May of this yr,Viberhad around 200 million users, communiing in over30 languages, around the globe.

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