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[ISN] Russian government email servers hacked

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_nospam>
Date: Fri Sep 03 2010 - 06:27:39 GMT

By Evgeniya Chaykovskaya
The Moscow Times

On Monday it turned out that the Federal Service of Protection (FSO) is
not that good at protecting its own privacy. Yesterday internet forums
were bubbling with information about a hack into the FSO internal email

The attack was aimed at an email server of one of the services’
departments, the FSO’s official representatives confirmed to Vedomosti,
but no important state information was stored there. At the moment the
organisation is investigating the circumstances of the break in and the
security of all the servers.

After the attack any internet user could follow the link distributed by
the hackers in online forums, type in a simple username and password and
access the web-interface of Dozor, the software used for monitoring
email traffic, checking the messages for breaches of email use policy,
and then archiving the emails.


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