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Military and Government E-mails Compromised 132

Posted by Soulskill
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Dangerous_Minds writes "ZeroPaid is reporting that 16,959 e-mail accounts were recently exposed by Connexion Hack Team. Included in the data dump are usernames and passwords for military and government accounts. The other compromised accounts included addresses from GMail, Yahoo, MSN, and AOL." Reader Stoobalou adds a report that NATO's servers have been hit for the second time in as many months.
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Military and Government E-mails Compromised

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  • Air Gap? (Score:3, Interesting)

    by Gothmolly (148874) on Tuesday July 05, 2011 @06:50PM (#36666722)

    Has nobody in government security ever heard of an air gap? WHY would you ever attach military gear to the public Internet?

  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday July 05, 2011 @07:44PM (#36667122)

    Anybody can claim and fabricate data. Since they are not explaining where they got the data, and the link goes to an EXE file (I chose to not download), I suspect it is just at a minimum a fake claim, even possibly a malware attempt to infiltrate, now propagated by Slashdot.

    Furthermore, most of the NIPR if not all uses RSA cards, and passwords are expressly locked out. Now, if they claimed to have copies of the RSA/CAC cards, that would be a different thing.

    Of course, everybody assumes they are successful, because that is the easy thing to assume.

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