Hackers penetrate police email accounts

Hackers penetrate police email accounts
Hackers penetrate police email accounts 

The Local
29 Feb 08

Hackers accessed email accounts of about 40 members Swedens police force 
who had the accounts hosted by the Swedish Association of Computer 
Professionals (Datafreningen).

Police dont believe the hackers acquired any information that would 
allow them to access any internal police records.

The Association of Computer Professionals had its server hacked and 
information regarding members and email accounts was spread on an 
internet forum.

The association has 27,000 members, many of whom are employed in the 
IT-branch, including police department employees.

I assume that police employees have been abiding by existing 
regulations, said police spokesperson Varg Gyllander.

While a large amount of information was leaked as a result of the hack, 
police are not worried that their systems are in jeopardy.

You can never say never, but no one currently believes that theyve 
accessed our systems, said Anders Ahlqvist, deputy head of IT-crimes 
with the Swedish police.

According to the Aftonbladet newspaper the hackers have been reading 
police email for years.

Theyve likely been secretly reading personal email on the associations 
server and that has nothing to do with our system, said Ahlqvist.

The employees who had their accounts hacked have been informed of the 
breach, but the police have no plans to implement further security 

Its the Association of Computer Professionals that was hacked, not the 
police, said Ahlqvist.

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