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
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
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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