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Hack allegedly carried out by Syrian Electronic Army, Sky advises users to uninstall apps from devices

Sky TV has advised that their Android applications have been hacked, and as such all have been removed from the Google Play Store. The image seen here coincided with the latest 'update' to the Sky Go app, and appears to show the culprits behind the hacking. On their official Twitter feed, the Sky Help Team had this to say to their customers: 

UPDATE: All Sky's Android apps were hacked and replaced... please uninstall it, And we will let you know when it will be available

If you've downloaded a Sky TV app in the last 24 hours, the advice is clear. Remove it from your device, and Sky will update when they have resolved the situation. As it stands, all apps have now been removed from the Google Play Store. 

via Android Police

There are 33 comments

domenukk says:

It's obviously their play store account that has been hacked...

dchawk81 says:

Well, yeah, but that makes the app(s) suspect as a result.

Ray Maxwin says:

They also had a weak password on their certificate key, otherwise it would be very difficult to fake an app update.

Which surely means whoever did it can upload whatever they like? Sky has said that the apk's have been replaced, I sure wouldn't fancy taking the risk

AliffXL says:

Oh look, Assad's lapdogs have done it again, those b******s.

Haha you little bastard, go support these scumbags terrorist. Fucking muslim.

Allah, Syria, Bashar o bas!

ShahinTr says:

And you are being offensive to my religion over a hack? Haven't you got better things to do keyboard warrior? Take your hate to your mirror.

ab304945 says:

All the hate toward Muslims need to stop. Especially since Catholics/Christian's have killed more people in the name of god than any other religion.

JobiWan144 says:

All the hate towards Muslims, Christians, and pretty much every other religion needs to stop.

What you really meant to say was that historically, many people have exploited the Christian religion to attain their own (often evil) goals.

JEvoUser says:

This is a tech website so let's keep all 10100101. :-)


Forum mods, there NEEDS to be a "report" button for comments. This racist hate speech should NOT be allowed to be spewed freely.

Get this poster the hell off this forum.

sparkeater79 says:

This is america! Can you say freedom of speech! Although I don't agree with what was said.

Freedom of speech only applies to censorship by the government. AC or any other site is perfectly free to set whatever standards for comments that they like.

return_0 says:

Freedom of speech does not extend to discrimination and hate speech.

SkinsFan1987 says:

Freedom of speech goes both ways. He can say what he wants, and we can slam his ass into the ground over it.

vre says:

What about 2 step ver.? Is SKY to dumb to use it?

kyalion says:

Please, religion has no place in a place like this. Everyone needs to stop bashing those of any religious persuasion, and report those with racist mouths.

someguy01234 says:

This is why I prefer BBC for my F1 coverage.

quazax says:

Martin Brundle & Damon Hill > Eddie Jordan & David Colthard.

odd1ne says:

Eddie is possibly the worst analyst ever seen on tv

quazax says:

Word, and his shirts give me seizures.

I'll bet it's a disgruntled current or former employee...

JobiWan144 says:

What's Sky TV? Is it a British thing?

kyalion says:

Yes it is. Owned by Rupert Murdoch.

JobiWan144 says:

Which is why people hate it?

storkov says:

Just checked the apps that were suposedly compromised. None of them are dangerous for your cell and they all work fine. There is no need to panic and unistall working app. As for 2 step ver it is not a cure for everything it still can be bypassed.

nube_android says:

Muslims. :(

return_0 says:

Nice, showing us all how racist you are.

This is coming from a non-Muslim btw.

RaiderWill says:

The Alien's did this..... I just know it.

Gearu says:

Stop with the invisible friend talk.

Also, this is rather random heh.

bubblesmoney says:

what they dont have 2 step verification for developers uploading content that is automatically updated to millions of devives by play store all over the world. amazing over sight by google for security. google is as much to blame for not making 2 step verification compulsory for all developers uploading content to play store

Who would bother about that app to hack with rating 2.4?!
And all this political sh..t is just a (stupid) PR move to get some "likes".