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Cybersecurity pros want to stop talking about a ‘cyber 9/11’

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The hackers probably got into internal U.N. systems by buying a stolen username and password on the dark web, security researchers told Bloomberg’s William Turton. The breach was confirmed by Stephane Dujarric, a spokesman for U.N. Secretary General António Guterres. He said the networks were breached in April.

“We can also confirm that further attacks have been detected and are being responded to that are linked to the earlier breach,” Dujarric said.

The U.N. had already been implementing “corrective actions” by the time researchers notified them of the breach, according to Dujarric. Resecurity®, a cybersecurity firm that said it independently discovered and reported the hacks, disputed the statement. The firm said its researchers later saw hackers in U.N. networks... Please continue the article at the source


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