The Syrian Electronic Army has apparently managed to modify tweets from Barack Obama's official Twitter account to include links to a pro-Assad video, as well as compromise the email accounts of eight staff members of the organization that maintains his official website, and Facebook and Twitter accounts.
The websites of antivirus vendors Avira and AVG, as well as that of popular IM service WhatsApp, have been defaced by Palestinian hackers affiliated with Anonymous that go by the name "KDMS Team".
Hackers from the Syrian Electronic Army have managed to hijack, deface and / or make unavailable the websites of The New York Times, Huffington Post UK and one of Twitter domains for image serving (twimg.com).
A "big" story like that regarding NSA spying was bound to be used by cyber crooks as a lure.
Cyber crooks targeting Brazilian users have a well-documented predilection for banking Trojans, but every now and then they opt for other types of malware.
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