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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Website of Phone and texting app ‘Viber’ Hacked & Defaced by Syrian Electronic Army

The hardcore pro- Bashar Ul Asad hackers from Syrian Electronic Army have hacked and defaced the official support sub-domain of famous phone and texting App Viber.
The hack was announced by the hackers on their official website according to which they have downloaded some of the app databases after gaining access to soms systems of that app, hackers have also mentioned that reason for defacing this site was against the company’s alleged spying on its users.


 

  • Syrian Electronic Army hacked today the website and the database of  the Israeli-based “Viber” app. The SEA downloaded some of the app databases And after we gain access to soms systems of that app, it was clear for us that the propuse of this app is spying and tracking of its users. The SEA hacked the support page of the Viber app and uploaded screenshots of one of the app systems in addition to the app administrators names/phone numbers.

It is unclear if the acquired information will be used against anyone or if it has been sent to the Syrian government but hackers are keen that this app was spying on its users and users should not use this app.
Link of hacked site along with its mirror is available below:
Viber is a Cyprus based proprietary cross-platform instant messaging voice-over-Internet Protocol application for smartphones developed by Viber Media with development centers in Belarus and Israel. The company was founded by American-Israeli entrepreneur Talmon Marco(lahmam).
Earlier this morning, the Syrian Electronic Army had hacked the official website an online newspaper Daily Dot against a caricature of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad while few days ago Mobile Messaging Service Tango  and TrueCaller Phone Directory was also hacked.
At the time of publishing this article, deface page was removed and support site was taken down.

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