Sometimes, irony adorns Twitter like the sugar on a doughnut.
On Saturday morning, however, the Microsoft News Twitter account offered a curious instruction. It read: "Don't use Microsoft emails(hotmail,outlook),They are monitoring your accounts and selling the data to the governments. #SEA @Official_SEA16."
The accusation might be referred to as a Reverse Scroogling. Or, perhaps, a Microsofting.
As to the perpetrators, the "SEA" hashtag points to the Syrian Electronic Army, a hacking group sympathetic to President Bashar Assad.
The SEA has operated for some time now, hacking its way into places such as … Read more