Government emails hit by hacker

Government emails hit by hackerGovernment and embassy email accounts were penetrated by a 'hacker' recently, with passwords posted live for all to see.

This 100 email account information highjacking involved government agencies and embassies worldwide. Accounts penetrated include foreign ministries in Iran, Indian embassies in the US, the UK visa office in Nepal, and the Russian embassy in Sweden. The 'Hacker', a so called freelance security expert, was doing an experiment and came across the information by accident. Then he found it necessary to repost the information on a website.

All of the involved parties have been contacted by Computer Sweden, the company that found the leaks, some confirmed the leaks, but most denied to comment. Time to beef up the security boys.

[via infoworld]

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