Viber came again under attack of Syrian Electronic Army

Viber’s Apple App store is again under cyber attack of Syrian Electronic Army. It is time to rethink for cyber world because hackers are in mood to debase credibility of cyber world. If we see in the past two weeks, we have seen many hackers debasing giant companies’ account and their development center like Instagram account, Apple’s Dev Center, and famous Viber app.

Viber is a cross platform VOIP (voice over internet protocol) was established for iPhone in Dec 2010. Viber features text, image, and video messaging around all platforms like iPhone, Android and Microsoft’s Windows Phone. At present Viber holds 30 languages and is now compatible with window and Apple PC.

Moreover, Viber is the latest example of such a malicious action performed by Syrian Electronic Army that attacked on Viber’s Apple App Store account by changing the description of Viber’s IOS app.

"We created this app to spy on you, Please Download IT”

According to 9to5Mac report hackers have taken responsibility of this attack and tried to reach to Viber authority for further clarification. Last week we noticed the attack on Viber done by the same authority called Syrian Electronic Army. It is assumed that hackers have also access to other developing functions that is indeed a serious issue for company and its customers as well. 9to5Mac’s Mark Gurman proposes the hackers could have reached access to Viber’s iTunes Connect account by a phishing fraud.

Viber authority persons gave statement in previous attack that no sensitive data was exposed and only two systems: a customer support panel and a support administration system were under attack. Below are two images of Viber spokesperson’s statement.
The two statements clearly states that the two statements are differed it seems Viber is not showing transparency to its customers. Viber was hacked on 23 July 2013 by Syrian Electronic Army intimated users to stay away from Viber. Viber has 200 million users globally.

We are facing duos situation in this cyber world as we see technology development and on other side emerging threat of hackers. A common person who relies on technology cannot understand the technical language of hackers instead rely on companies’ products by putting complete trust. Therefore, it clearly states that it is time to wake up from dream that no one seems to be secure in this unpredictable technology world, it is an alarm for the whole cyber world as you could be the next target of these culprits.
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Syrian Electronic Army attacked Viber - A free calling software

Viber is a free call and messaging service used for Apple and Android Platform suffered from Syrian Electronic Army’s hacking attack, yesterday on 23 July 2013 Syrian Electronic Army hacked support page and left the page with message that is shown in the below image.

Viber is a cross platform VOIP (voice over internet protocol) was launched for iPhone in Dec 2010. Viber involves text, image, and video messaging throughout all platforms iPhone, Android and Microsoft’s Windows Phone. It currently supports 30 languages and now available on window and Apple PC. Even hackers also disclosed some phone numbers, email addresses of Viber admin department and told that they have captured and downloaded some part of data backups. Viber support page now appears like this.
Hackers also said that they still possess control over the system and have deleted the page “”used for account management and hosted on address. Hackers have provided a screenshot that reveals phone numbers, UDID, IP address and registration details. It is really a serious damage caused to Viber. If we see the defaced webpage, all the numbers carry dialing code 963 that is of Syria.

Hackers also tweeted on Twitter “ #SyrianElectronicArmy" that if you have Viber we advise you to uninstall it. Still there is no confirmation of this attack has been received from Viber’s authority persons, though Syrian Electronic Army has accepted the responsibility of this attack. Viber has more than 200 million users.

The news of Viber came out after Tango’s news revealed. Tango is also a messaging App whose data cybercriminals stole. It is guessed that attackers made some phishing page pretended to be Viber and succeed to get the username and password of admin staff then they able to use this information in hacking Viber. Viber said in report, the system breached was our CSR, used to help clients for any technical issues, the data stolen was basic, and they are working on it, and promising our clients that this will not happen again in future.

Syrian Electronic Army was previously succeeded in stealing data of True Caller and Tango app websites and deleted an article published in Daily Dot website and warned Daily Dot that if they publish any article in future, they will delete the whole website.

Cyber attacks are evolving day by day and have not even left giant social media and search engines; it causes serious concern over user’s data. It affects the credibility of a company. Phishing, man in middle attack, certificate breach, DDoS attacks are some recent attacks that have affected cyber world and forced giant corporate and social media to think over these attacks. It is a sure question arises in our mind “Do we live in hacker’s world or else hackers live in our world”.

Some sort of cyber policies should be there to fight against such hackers otherwise; the days are not far, where people avoid dealing with internet and social media.
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