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Viber hacking appears to extend to app’s App Store description

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Last week, we noted that popular communications app Viber was hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army, which led to aspects of Viber’s website being defaced with the message “The Israeli-based “Viber” is spying and tracking you.”

Today, reader Peter Wells points out that Viber’s App Store description has been defaced as well. If this new app description was tainted by the Syrian Electronic Army, it is possible that the hackers have gained access to the other various developer-facing functions.

We have reached out to Viber for comment and will update this post once they are received.

Update: Viber has commented: