Wednesday, August 3, 2011

A group of hackers stealing personal data of readers of 'The Sun'

In July the personal data of thousands of readers who participated in contests and surveys on the website of the British tabloid The Sun, quoted in The Guardian today. News International, Rupert Murdoch, owner of the head, reported last night to some users of the website your name, address, date of birth, email and phone may be involved, although their financial data, reports the Guardian.

"We contacted you because we believe that any information you provided could have been stolen and posted on the network," warned the company by email. He further noted that July 19 was an "organized attack" against the website of The Sun, the most read newspaper in the UK with a circulation of 2.5 million copies.

In a statement, News International, Murdoch's News Corp. conglomerate, said today that deals with "extreme seriousness" to protect user data and working with authorities to "solve the problem." On July 19, the group of "hackers" LulzSec claimed an attack on the website of The Sun prompting visitors were directed to a false story about the alleged death of Rupert Murdoch. Some of the stolen personal data were published in an internet forum by a user who refuses to be related to the group of hackers.

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