The hacker group SiegedSec has allegedly stolen thousands of files from North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) systems.
The group, consists of self-described “gay furry hackers” generally perform hacks and data breaches against political organizations. Keeping score, the group considers this their second victory against the international organization and refers to the first time they allegedly breached NATO systems in July. That leak in July was only about 1/10 the size of this recent leak, going strictly by file size.
Siegedsec has leaked NATO again!
This time releasing over 9GB of data uncompressed!
— SiegedSec (@SiegedSecurity) September 30, 2023
NATO has existed since the 1940s. However the ongoing war in Ukraine has brought mainstream attention to the global organization.
SiegedSec claims to have accessed files through six different NATO web portals including:
- NATO Lessons Learned Portal
- Logistics Network Portal
- Communities of Interest Cooperation Portal
- NATO Investment Division Portal
- Joint Advanced Distributed Learning
- NATO Standardization Office
NATO’s response has been vague and hasn’t addressed the specifics of the hack. In a statement to The Register a representative said:
NATO is facing persistent cyber threats and takes cyber security seriously. NATO cyber experts are actively addressing incidents affecting some unclassified NATO websites. Additional cyber security measures have been put in place. There has been no impact on NATO missions, operations and military deployments.
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