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The Sky Help Team tweeted in the early hours this morning - the warning that all of its apps, which also include Sky Sports News, Sky Wi-Fi, Sky Go, Sky+, Sky News, and Sky Movies have been compromised by the Syrian Electronic Army.
Sky is advising users to uninstall all their apps from devices and all were removed from the Google Play Store.
TV Everywhere from Sky appears to be on the halt.
zeebox, partially owned by BSkyB was not hacked it appears and is still available.
Cnet reports that the Sky Twitter account was also compromised:
"The Sky Help Team's Twitter account has been compromised, and the tweet that states customers should uninstall their apps is not guidance from Sky. We are currently investigating the situation. We will provide a further update when we have more information."
...The Syrian Electronic Army replaced the logo of each app with its own, and changed the description to "Syrian Electronic Army Was Here".
Sky is just the latest media company the Syrian Electronic Army has targeted. In recent weeks, it hacked the Financial Times' website, as well as Twitter accounts belonging to that paper and to the Guardian. In both instances, as in today's, it posted the message "Syrian Electronic Army Was Here".
The anonymous group's previous efforts have been a little more headline-grabbing. It hacked the Associated Press' Twitter account to claim that US president Barack Obama had been injured in a White House bombing. It also took control of entertainment network E!'s account to falsely claim Justin Bieber had outed himself as gay.
This is the first time the group has targeted Google Play apps, instead of Twitter and Facebook, or the victim's website. At time of writing, all Sky's apps on iOS seem untouched.