Truecaller Hacked by Syrian Electronic Army

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The Syrian Electronic Army recently breached the Web site for the Truecaller global phone directory (h/t E Hacking News).

On July 16, the hackers tweeted, "Sorry @Truecaller, we needed your database, thank you for it :) truecaller.com #SEA #SyrianElectronicArmy"

They then tweeted the database host address, database name, user name and password in clear text.

The hackers told E Hacking News that the database, which exceeds 450 GB, contains login information for more than a million Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Gmail accounts.

On their Web site, the hackers stated, "Much of the information that were stored in the databases has been delivered to the Syrian government."