Viber Support Website Hacked By Syrian Electronic Army
Hacker gang the Syrian Electronic Army broke into the systems of Viber, the popular mobile chat service, and dumped its user account records online.
“The Israeli-based ‘Viber’ is spying and tracking you . We weren’t able to hack all Viber systems, but most of it is designed for spying and tracking.” Hackers said in the defacement.
To demonstrate that they’ve gained access to Viber’s systems, the hackers have published several screenshots showing data records stolen from the company. Furthermore, on the defacement page, they have listed the names, phone numbers and email addresses of Viber administrators.
Currently, the support.viber.com website has been taken offline. The hackers have told E Hacking News that they still have access to the company’s systems.
The phone numbers of the individuals exposed in the defacement began with the international dialling code of 963, the code for Syria. The page also revealed Viber administrators’ contact details, such as their names, phone numbers and email addresses.
In a statement, Viber admitted its computer defences were breached after a support staffer was tricked by a phishing email. It said the hack looked worse than it was, but nonetheless resolved to beef up the security of its systems anyway.
Viber is the third company targeted by the Syrian Electronic Army over the past week. First, they have hacked the systems of global phone directory Truecaller.