Hackers target Angry Birds website following NSA, GCHQ spy claims


Angry Birds creator Rovio says the game's website has been defaced by hackers, two days after reports the personal data of its customers might have been accessed by US and British spy agencies.

"The defacement was caught in minutes and corrected immediately," said Saara Bergstrom, a spokeswoman for the Finnish company. "The end-user data was in no risk at any point."

Reports earlier this week said documents leaked by former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden suggested the NSA and Britain's Government Communications Headquarters, or GCHQ, had been able to extract information through numerous smartphone apps, including Google Maps and the Angry Birds game franchise. Rovio denied the claims, saying it does not "share data, collaborate or collude" with any spy agencies and that it would strive to ensure user privacy is protected.