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The Syrian Electronic Army was able to hack into Microsoft accounts on the micro-blogging network Twitter yesterday. The hacking group, via a representative, told Mashable the reason for their unauthorized activity on Twitter:

Microsoft is monitoring emails accounts and selling the data for the American intelligence and other governments.

And we will publish more details and documents that prove it.

Microsoft is not our enemy but what they are doing affected the SEA.

The affected Twitter accounts yesterday were @MSFTnews and @XboxSupport, as well as the Microsoft TechNet blog.

The company was able to recover control of its Twitter accounts and its TechNet blog last night. Microsoft’s Skype accounts on Twitter and Facebook had already been hacked 11 days ago.

Microsoft was able to recover control of its Twitter accounts and TechNet blog last night. The company did have this to say about SEA’s statement of Microsoft monitoring emails and selling data to intelligence agencies.

We’re actively investigating issues and are focused on protecting our employees and corporate network. Microsoft is sometimes obligated to comply with legal orders from governments around the world and provides customer data only in response to specific, targeted, legal demands.

[Source]: Mashable: Syrian Electronic Army Hacks Microsoft Twitter Accounts [http://mashable.com/2014/01/11/syrian-electronic-army-hack-microsoft/].

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