For those that may have missed the news, Sky’s twitter and Android Developer accounts were compromised, and there is a suggestion that the apps themselves may have been hacked too – full information here: http://landoftechnology.com/2013/bskyb-android-apps-hacked-by-syrian-electronic-army/
Sky have been very quiet on the situation and indeed it does not seem that they have regained control of their main sky twitter account @SkyHelpTeam yet.
I have just received a tweet from their alternate twitter account (that few people know about and is purely for Sky customers) @MyVeryOwnSky which stated that any apps that are installed remain safe to use, they are reviewing the apps in the play store and will put them back up soon. Given how easy it is to go on the dark web today and find a 6-page hacking a phone guide with step-by-step instructions for just about anyone – this suggests that they are unsure if the apps were hacked, so if you have the Play Store set to auto-update the previous advice of un-installing the apps is probably the safest thing for now.
@lennyuk Hi Glenn, if you have the apps already they are safe to use. We are checking the ones in Play Store and they will be back shortly. B
— My Very Own Sky (@myveryownsky) May 28, 2013
Hopefully there will be an official statement and the return of the apps to the Play Store soon.