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

The British Sky Broadcasting Group has removed its 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 it responds to the problem.

The Syrian Electronic Army often targets news organisations such as BBC, CBS, NPR and even The Onion, but it seems to prefer spreading rumours and propaganda to malware.

Still, without further information about the hack it makes sense to be cautious. [The Verge]

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