Yesterday, after the revelation that Angry Birds is being used by the US and British Spy agencies to collect data, their official website was defaced by hackers.
Angry Birds is a popular game’s website and Over 12 million copies of the game have been purchased from Apple’s App Store.
“The defacement was caught in minutes and corrected immediately,” said Saara Bergstrom, a spokeswoman of the Finnish company. “The end-user data was in no risk at any point.”
Earlier this week, it is revealed by the documents leaked by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden that NSA and Britain’s SPY agency GCHQ had been able to get the information from users who are using apps like Angry Birds, Google Maps, Facebook, Twitter and more, you can check a detailed report HERE.
While, Rovio denied the claims of being a partner of Spying Agencies, saying it does not “share data, collaborate or collude” with any spy agencies and that it would strive to ensure that user privacy is protected.
Personal details of customers could have been accessed from the Information gathered by the third party advertising agencies, said Rovio CEO Mikael Hed.
“In order to protect our end users, we will, like all other companies using third-party advertising networks, have to re-evaluate working with these networks if they are being used for spying purposes,” he said.
“There really is no reason why third-party advertising networks do not encrypt personal information on the Web. It’s not rocket science,” Hypponen said. “There will be a lot of pressure on these agencies.”