A recent attack on Skype which witnessed an outage that left users frustrated and unable to log in, make voice calls or receive messages has been claimed by hacking group, CyberTeam.
The group which revealed that they did it “all for fun” announced on Twitter that it was responsible for the attack.
“Skype down by CyberTram” the group tweeted. “Hello World.”
According to Down Detector, the widespread issues began on Monday (19 June) and affected users in multiple countries across Europe, including the UK, as well as Japan, India, Pakistan, Singapore and South Africa.
Microsoft acknowledged the outage on Twitter and in a blog post.
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“We are aware of an incident where users will either lose connectivity to the application or may be unable to send or receive messages,” the tech giant said on Monday. “Some users will be unable to see a black bar that indicates them that a group call is ongoing, and longer delays in adding users to their buddy list”.
Microsoft confirmed later on Wednesday that the issue has been “fully resolved”. However, the company did not mention what caused the connectivity issues.
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