Angry Birds Website Hacked And Defaced After NSA Leaks
Peter Donnell / 3 years ago
Last week we reported that the NSA were spying on peoples mobile games such as Angry Birds, using security flaws in software to obtain personal data and get up to all the other nonsense we’ve heard about the NSA in recent months… I’m sure you’re more than familiar with their practices of late.
Rovio, the developers who created Angry Birds have confirmed that hackers broke into the site and defaced many of the images on the site, including its Angry Birds logo which has been renamed Spying Birds, with a nice little NSA stamp of approval right in the middle of the birds forehead, nice.
“The defacement was caught in minutes and corrected immediately,” said marketing manager Saara Bergstrom from Rovia, “The end user data was in no risk at any point. Due to how the internet name resolution works, for most areas it was not visible at all, but some areas take time for the correct information to be updated.” She added.
The company has said that they did not collaborate or collude with any government spy agency, of course we should all know by now that the NSA didn’t exactly ask for permission of the people for many of the monitoring processes it used / uses, so this should really come as no surprise.
Thank you BBC for providing us with this information.
Image courtesy of BBC.