Sun admits data stolen amid fresh hack claims

PCPro, By Stewart Mitchell, Aug 2, 2011

UPDATE: Personal details of thousands of Sun readers have been posted online following a potentially previously undisclosed hack attack on News International. The paper’s parent company sent out warning letters to readers explaining that compromised information could have been posted online, but it remains unclear when the data was harvested. Initial reports suggested the details were stolen at the same time as a July 19 intrusion, when hackers broke into the site posting false stories about the death of News Corp CEO Rupert Murdoch. However, the hacker claiming responsibility for the posting – under the Twitter name of Batteye – said the details posted online came from a completely separate attack. “Oh, the Sun haven’t a clue,” he tweeted. “I got my goodies before the 19th!”News International has admitted the problem, but believed the data was stolen in the July break-in. http://www.pcpro.co.uk/news/369052/sun-admits-data-stolen-amid-fresh-hack-claims#ixzz1UjgieRCn

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