Syrian Electronic Army no longer just Twitter feed jackers… and that’s bad news

The Syrian Electronic Army is starting to pose a serious risk to enemies of the Assad regime in both Syria and further afield, according to security watchers.

Reports that the SEA managed to take over three personal email accounts of White House employees remain unconfirmed. However, recent worrying attacks on VoIP apps Viber and Tango mean that officials and security researchers need to keep a closer eye on the group, argues anti-malware tools firm FireEye.

The security company warns that in graduating from compromising the Twitter feeds of various media outlets – albeit with costly consequences – to attacking VoIP apps, the group has emerged as a much more serious threat.

SOURCE: theregister.co.uk