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May 26, 2013

Sky TV Android apps hacked (Updated)

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UPDATE

Sky has confirmed to Pocket-lint that its apps haven’t been hacked and replaced as suggested by the company’s Sky Help Team Twitter account on Sunday morning.

PSky TV has got some bad news for it’s Android using customers. All Sky Android apps have been hacked and as a result have had to be pulled from Google’s Play Store. The image above appeared after the latest update and supposedly shows us the attackers identity. As soon as Sky noticed they had been attacked they took to twitter with the following statement.

UPDATE: All Sky’s Android apps were hacked and replaced… please uninstall it, And we will let you know when it will be available

So what now? Well if you have downloaded the Sky TV app then you should remove it until further notice from Sky. Sky have told us that they are trying to resolve the situation and will keep customers up to date with progress.

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The attackers known as the Syrian Electronic Army are also responsible for attacks on the Washington Post, Al Jazeera, Human Rights Watch, Financial Times, the Onion and many others (including Twitter accounts belonging to ITV and BBC Weather). So as you can tell they are a well organised hacking group. Stay tuned for updates and well keep you informed if any more information comes to light.

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Via – Android Police

 

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