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United Nations' computer networks breached by hackers earlier this year

The hackers' method for gaining access to the UN network appears to be unsophisticated: They likely got in using the stolen username and password of a UN employee purchased off the dark web

The UN and its agencies have been targeted by hackers before.
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The UN and its agencies have been targeted by hackers before.

William Turton & Kartikay Mehrotra | Bloomberg
Hackers breached the United Nations’ computer networks earlier this year and made off with a trove of data that could be used to target agencies within the intergovernmental organization. 
 
The hackers’ method for gaining access to the UN network appears to be unsophisticated: They likely got in using the stolen username and password of a UN employee purchased off the dark web.

“We can confirm that unknown attackers were able to breach parts of the United Nations infrastructure in April of 2021,” Stéphane Dujarric, spokesman for the UN Secretary-General, said in a statement on Thursday. “The United Nations is frequently targeted

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First Published: Sep 10 2021 | 11:19 PM IST

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