Thursday, June 30, 2011

Hackers access personal data of U.S. military and government officials

Hackers have been reported to access the database of the Gannett media company for information about subscribers to publications usually followed by military and government officials from the United States . Gannett reported to subscribers via email that he had discovered a breakthrough in their system this month.

He also gave part of the situation through his website. Hackers gained access to names, passwords and email addresses of subscribers. In addition, other data obtained from some readers who work for the Armed Forces. Among those affected are subscribers of the publication 'Defense News' and other targeted to members of the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps.

This information is highly sought after by hackers, enabling them to launch attacks against computers containing classified information. This would also send emails that appear to come from reliable sources. Gannett joins the list of companies that have recently been the subject of computer attacks, such as Google and Sony.

The hackers have been accessing these systems via emails apparent confidence. Gannett is the largest sector of U.S. publications.

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