Samuel Gibbs
January 30, 2014

The Angry Birds site was defaced by hackers, the company behind the game has confirmed, after revelations that America’s National Security Agency and the UK’s GCHQ have been targeting the site’s “leaky” user data.

An image employing the NSA logo and a “spying birds” caption replaced the official Angry Birds website for a brief time on Tuesday.

The hack was in response to the revelation that the Angry Birds apps, among others, were leaking personal data via advertising networks on which the UK and US intelligence agencies were spying.

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