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24 June 2011, 12:30

NATO E-Bookshop data breach

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NATO logo The NATO E-Bookshop has been attacked and customer data may have been stolen in the process. In its brief and rather vague announcement, NATO does not specify what data was lost or how the attackers broke into the server, only that a breach occurred and that no confidential data was held by that site. The E-Bookshop provides free access for the general public to NATO publications and multimedia products in both electronic and print format.

Subscribers to the site have been informed. No NATO servers were attacked; although the virtual bookstore is reachable through the NATO web address, it is run by a third party. Access to the site has been blocked for the time being.

At the same time, the LulzSec hacker group has found a new target: breaking into official computers used by the State of Arizona. Some of the extracted data has been made public online. The data consists mainly of personal emails, names, addresses and passwords of officials, along with confidential documents. The campaign is against "SB1070 and the racial profiling anti-immigrant police state that is Arizona". Web sites used by the Brazilian government have also fallen prey to a hacker attack.


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