Angry Birds, Rovio Entertainment Ltd., acknowledged that its website was attacked by hackers, a few days after reports that meet the personal data of its customers may have been used by intelligence agencies of the United States and Britain.
The creator of the popular video game confirmed immediately that the cyberattack was discovered, it was corrected immediately. In addition, said the individuals from the Finnish company data users were not at risk at any time.
Angry Birds is an addictive game birds against pigs has been downloaded more than 1,700 million times worldwide. The attack, is one of the latest examples of how everyday programs can become instruments of espionage.
Mikko Hypponen, the computer security company F-Secure, says the cyberattack against Rovio site was a “good lesson” for mobile companies and application providers to ensure that they protect the privacy of its customers.