Perpetrators have managed to hack into Nokia’s developer forums, prompting the company to shut them down.
According to a warning released by the Finnish mobile phone maker to its developers, hackers managed to break into developer discussion forums by exploiting a vulnerability in the bulletin board software using an SQL injection attack.
The company said that hackers gained access to the database table containing developer email addresses.
“The database table records includes members’ email addresses and, for fewer than 7% who chose to include them in their public profile, either birth dates, homepage URL, or usernames for AIM, ICQ, MSN, Skype, or Yahoo,” Nokia said.
“However, they do not contain sensitive information such as passwords or credit card details and so we do not believe the security of forum members’ accounts is at risk. Other Nokia accounts are not affected,” the company added.
The developer website was also defaced by the hacker, identified as “pr0tect0r AKA mrNRG." The website was redirected to a page with a message for Nokia asking it to patch its security holes.