Syrian Electronic Army takes over Xbox social media accounts

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A group purporting to be the Syrian Electronic Army – a hacking collective that supports Syrian President Bashar al-Assad – has said taken over the social media profiles belonging to Xbox. This comes after another Microsoft-owned property, Skype, also had their social media profiles hijacked by the group.

Images posted by the Syrian Electronic Army on Twitter show that they have, or had, control of the main Twitter and Instagram accounts. They also appeared to had control of the Xbox Support Twitter account, posting several messages to confirm the attack. Those tweets have since been deleted – which could suggest that Xbox has control of the account again.