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Anonymous Hacks WTO, Leaks Personal Information

Posted May 05, 2015

Under International Trade Issues

(Elise Viebeck – The Hill)

A hacker claiming affiliation with Anonymous broke into databases maintained by the World Trade Organization and leaked personal information for thousands of officials, according to reports.

The individual behind the cyberattack injected malicious code into the vulnerable domain, which provides online course in trade matters.

The hacker, whose identity has not been disclosed, discovered email addresses, phone numbers, IP addresses and other details for more than 2,100 WTO officials and staff around the world, according to Hack Read, which interviewed him or her.

The breach also resulted in the exposure of login credentials for 58 administrators and information on 80 apparent job candidates. Click here to read more.