Syrian Electronic Army hacks Viber App Store account listing

Share this article:
Hackers with the Syrian Electronic Army continue to attack messaging and VoIP mobile app provider Viber.

Apple iOS users who checked out the Israeli start-up's Apple App Store page this weekend may have noticed an updated description reading: “We created this app to spy on you, PLEASE DOWNLOAD IT!”

The page has been fixed.

The pro-Assad SEA has had its electronic eye staring down hard on Viber of late. The Cyprus-based mobile messaging app company with development centers in Israel and Belarus is accused by the hacker group of spying on and tracking its more than 200 million users.

Viber has denied this is true.
Share this article:

Sign up to our newsletters

More in News

Research shows vulnerabilities go unfixed longer in ASP

Research shows vulnerabilities go unfixed longer in ASP

A new report finds little difference in the number of vulnerabilities among programming languages, but remediation times vary widely.

Bill would restrict Calif. retailers from storing certain payment data

The bill would ban businesses from storing sensitive payment data, for any long than required, even if it is encrypted.

Amplification, reflection DDoS attacks increase 35 percent in Q1 2014

Amplification, reflection DDoS attacks increase 35 percent in ...

The Q1 2014 Global DDoS Attack Report reveals that amplification and reflection distributed denial-of-service attacks are on the rise.