Sky's Apps Have Been Hacked And Are Off Google Play

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The British Sky Broadcasting Group has removed their Android apps (Sky News, Sky Go, Sky+ and Sky Wi-Fi) from Google Play because of concerns that the Syrian Electronic Army has hacked the apps. Sky is advising users to delete the apps while they respond to the problem.

The Syrian Electronic Army often targets news organizations like BBC, CBS, NPR and even The Onion, but seems to prefer spreading rumors and propaganda to malware. Still, without further information about the hack it makes sense to be cautious. [The Verge, The Next Web]


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Randy Hill

What about their iOS apps? They weren't hacked? is it really news that Google Play allowed yet more malware to be distributed to customers?

Open always wins. For hackers, virus makers, and anyone who wants to steal your personal information.