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Hackers break into ‘outdated’ United Nations server

By Agence France-Presse
Wednesday, November 30, 2011 17:42 EDT
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SAN FRANCISCO — The United Nations on Wednesday said that hackers broke into an old server and swiped outdated account and password information.

UN data stolen by a hacker group calling itself “TeamPoison” remained on file sharing website Pastebin, along with a message criticizing the international organization.

The information was looted during a cyber attack on the UN Development Program (UNDP) that dates back to 2007 and no active passwords were listed, according to UN deputy spokesman Eduardo del Buey.

“The current server of the United Nations Development Programme has not been compromised,” del Buey said.

“UNDP found the compromised server and took it offline,” he added.

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