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[Dataloss] Norway: Internet hackers steal confidential data on 60, 000 Norwegians

From: lyger (lygerattrition.org)
Date: Fri Aug 10 2007 - 09:49:02 CDT


Internet hackers have stolen confidential data on 60,000 Norwegians,
including the head of the agency for safeguarding them, the agency itself
revealed Friday.

It said they had used a weakness on the website of the telephone operators
Tele2 to procure the national personal identity numbers and addresses of
subscribers, amounting to 1.3 percent of the country's population.

The information would enable the hackers to change the addresses of the
people concerned so as to intercept their mail, or order goods on their

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