NATO is said to be investigating claims made by hacking group Anonymous about intruding in to its confidential documents.
According to the British daily The Telegraph, a group of unnamed hackers on Thursday claimed to breach the highly confidential military database at NATO. The group made the announcement as a status update on its Twitter profile, claiming to have got hold over one gigabyte of data.
“Yes, Nato was breached. And we have lots of restricted material… In the next days, wait for interesting data. We are sitting on about one gigabyte of data from Nato now, most of which we cannot publish as it would be irresponsible.” the group stated on its Twitter profile.
The group even posted two PDF files that read “NATO Restricted” on top. Both the documents are dated 2007 and 2008.
The attack seems to be hacker’s response to NATO’s report published by Lord Jopling in the month of June calling hackers as a threat to the society and stating that such people would be arrested. The group warned NATO not to make such statement as they can’t behead a headless snake.
More than 20 suspects were arrested during international raids for the group members of Anonymous.