Russian government email servers hacked

Russian government email servers hacked
Russian government email servers hacked

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By Evgeniya Chaykovskaya  
The Moscow Times

On Monday it turned out that the Federal Service of Protection (FSO) is 
not that good at protecting its own privacy. Yesterday internet forums 
were bubbling with information about a hack into the FSO internal email 

The attack was aimed at an email server of one of the services=E2=80=99 
departments, the FSO=E2=80=99s official representatives confirmed to Vedomosti, 
but no important state information was stored there. At the moment the 
organisation is investigating the circumstances of the break in and the 
security of all the servers.

After the attack any internet user could follow the link distributed by 
the hackers in online forums, type in a simple username and password and 
access the web-interface of Dozor, the software used for monitoring 
email traffic, checking the messages for breaches of email use policy, 
and then archiving the emails.


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