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Phishing Assists Hackers in Takeover of Microsoft Office® Blogs

February 04, 2014  Malware News

The Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) is taking credited for taking over the Microsoft Office® Blogs site that temporarily became the host of an article entitled “Hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army.” Microsoft® promptly removed the post, acknowledging the social engineering cyber attacks it has suffered from lately originated from a phishing lure that compromised a small number of Microsoft® employee social media and email accounts. Over the past two weeks, Microsoft® has experienced other hijacks, including takeovers of several of its Twitter® accounts and its official blog.  Microsoft® reports no customer information has been compromised in any of these recent attacks.

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