The political hacking group that supports Syrian President Bashar Assad posted screengrabs of its exploits on its own Twitter account. The hack consisted of the Syrian Electronic Army writing messages on Xbox's accounts that read, "Syrian Electronic Army Was Here" and "Game On!" The group also posted images of Xbox's Twitter and Instagram accounts showing that it allegedly had administrator access.
Microsoft's accounts have since been wiped clean and a company spokesperson told CNET on Saturday that "Microsoft is aware of targeted cyberattacks that temporarily affected the Xbox Support and Microsoft News Twitter accounts. The accounts were quickly reset and we can confirm that no customer information was compromised."
The hacks happened on Saturday and seemed to have been primarily and the company's TechNet blog. The Syrian Electronic Army wrote on the News Twitter account, "Don't use Microsoft emails(hotmail,outlook),They are monitoring your accounts and selling the data to the governments" and "Syrian Electronic Army Was Here."
Twitter appears to be the Syrian Electronic Army's favorite place to hack major companies and news organizations. On New Year's Day, itand last year it hacked into the Twitter accounts of the parody news site , the , the , NPR, , the Guardian, the , and more.