Confidential Data Of Employees Of The European Parliament Leaked To The Internet
Confidential information of 1200 representatives of the European Parliament (EP) has been made publicly available, according to Politico.
According to the publication, this information contains the accounts and encrypted passwords of officials and employees of the EP. Also, the data of 15 thousand accounts of specialists in EU Affairs got into open access.
It is noted that the attack affected members of the European people's party, the largest political faction in the Parliament.
Party spokesman Pedro Lopez de Pablo confirmed to the newspaper that a database containing email addresses and passwords had been leaked. However, he noted that this database dates back to 2018 and is currently outdated. It is noted that the data has now been removed from public access.
Earlier it was reported that on May 15, the German Federal Prosecutor's office issued an arrest warrant for a Russian who is suspected of hacking the Bundestag in the interests of Russia's intelligence services.
On May 14, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a joint statement accusing hackers from China of a series of hacks and thefts of data from American medical organizations that were studying the coronavirus.