NATO looked into LulzSec hacker group’s release of almost 12,000 usernames and passwords of their own online book shop.
Despite the fact that worldwide-known hacker group may have decided to bid “bon voyage” to the anti-security campaign, the fallout from its movement is still felt. Just late last week hactivists claimed they were sailing off into the sunset due to the fact that their planned 50-day cruise had already expired. All over the recent news, the hacker group LulzSec, after leaving behind quite a number of embarrassing attacks on the outfits and government agencies like CIA, FBI, the Arizona Police department, Sony, and FOX, made another content dump, which included sensitive data obtained from NATO’s e-Bookshop website.
The published information included the usernames and passwords of nearly 12,000 members of the reputable online service. However, no classified content was leaked. NATO has issued a statement, explaining that it was investigating the issue. In its press release it also revealed that police dealing with digital crimes have warned NATO of a possible information breach from some NATO-related online service operated by the third party. It also confirmed that NATO’s e-Bookshop was a separate site designed for the public for the release of NATO data, which didn’t contain any classified information. In response to the data leak, access to the website has been immediately blocked, with subscribers being notified of the breach. The e-Bookshop seems to be taken offline until the Alliance sorts the problem out.
NATO also noted that the latest event was a reason for the Alliance to agree to develop and enforce cyber defense action plan in order to prevent, detect, defend against and recover from hacker attacks like this in future.