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[liberationtech] Tango.me Hacked by the SEA
aminsabeti at gmail.com
Mon Jul 22 08:55:35 PDT 2013
Unfortunately, Tango has been so popular amongst the Iranian users since
Viber was blocked by the government!
On 22 July 2013 16:46, Collin Anderson <collin at averysmallbird.com> wrote:
> Regrettably, it seems to have slipped the attention of most media, but the
> Syrian Electronic Army appears to have managed to compromise the network of
> the popular communications service Tango.
> They claim to have retrieved 10 Tb of backup data, so one might imagine
> there is a lot of useful data, perhaps call records, account information
> and source code, that might be used against those who are not particularly
> friendly with the Assad regime. Case in point, Tango seems to have
> experienced an increase in Iranian activist users, since it endured the
> government's connection throttling during the election better than most.
> Tango's only reply was that it experienced "brief, unauthorized access to
> some data," but exfiltrating multiple terabytes of data is no quick task.
> The question of replacing Skype on this list is pretty tired, but at least
> we can agree on not not giving vital data to a company that responds so
> irresponsibly to being hacked.
> *Collin David Anderson*
> averysmallbird.com | @cda | Washington, D.C.
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