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UN investigates online security breach

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By John Glenday, Reporter

November 30, 2011 | 1 min read

The United Nations is investigating claims by a group of hackers that they have stolen the email addresses and login details of more than 100 members of the United Nation’s Development Programme.

The anonymous group identified themselves only as ‘Team Poison’ claiming that the attack was intended to punish what it termed “fraud” carried out by the organisation.

UN spokeswoman Sausan Ghosheh said: “The UNDP found [the] compromised server and took it offline."

"The server goes back to 2007. There are no active passwords listed for those accounts.

"Please note that UNDP.org was not compromised."

Team Poison is loosely affiliated with Anonymous and included a ‘shoutout’ in its posting gloating about the attacks – alongside a link to a YouTube video outlining their plans to attack world banks.

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