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[ISN] Air Force and Italian Army have in common? Their confidential info was open to viewing Thursday.
From: Chris Barton (chris_bartonYAHOO.COM)
Date: Fri Sep 01 2000 - 04:08:56 CDT
Security gaffe gores Bull's servers
By Sylvain Simoneau, ZDNet France, Special to ZDNet
What do France Telecom (NYSE:FTE - news), Barclays bank, the British Royal
Air Force and Italian Army have in common? Their confidential info was
open to viewing Thursday.
PARIS -- A security flaw at Bull on Thursday briefly allowed anyone access
to the IT company"s servers, offering up confidential information on both
the company and its high-profile customers.
Those customers include France Telecom, UK bank Barclays, the British
Royal Air Force, the Italian Army and Aérospatiale's missile division,
The flaw was fixed about noon local time on Thursday. Bull -- IBM's main
competitor in France -- told ZDNet France that the hole had appeared that
The breach allowed any surfer access to highly sensitive information --
including, for example:
Which servers are installed in the missile branch of Aérospatial;
Details on the type and location of servers used for the French national
police database of stolen vehicles;
Information on current Barclays projects;
French bank Credit Agricole's security initiatives;
The phone number of the billing supervisor at France Telecom;
Information on the UK's Royal Air Force.
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