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Hackers Breach UN Servers, Usernames, Emails Posted Online

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, 30 Nov 2011News

A group of hackers called TeaMp0isoN has posted more than 100 email addresses and passwords of United Nations employees.

The data dump, which contains user names and passwords, belonged to the members of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The compromised data was posted on Pastebin.

The group criticised the UN and called it out for its ‘fraud' activities and claimed that the organisation was responsible for promoting new world order. The UN, which informed that it was investigating the attack, claimed that the server which was compromised by the hackers was an old one and did not contain active passwords.

"The UNDP found [the] compromised server and took it offline. The server goes back to 2007. There are no active passwords listed for those accounts. Please note that UNDP.org was not compromised." UNDP spokeswoman Sausan Ghosheh said.

UK based security company Sophos informed that TeaMp0isoN, which took responsibility for the hack, also compromised Research in Motion's website and posted personal details of former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair online.

Sophos also informed that TeaMp0isoN was partnering with Anonymous on Operation Robin Hood, in which the groups would hack credit cards and bank accounts and donate the stolen money to individuals and charities in need.

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