Security bureau hacked

HACKERS broke into the computer network of the National Security Bureau (NBÚ) and managed to spend several days copying official data undetected.

On April 26, NBÚ Director Ivan Goldschmidt admitted that a security failure had occurred, but said that no classified information had leaked.

Based on information that the SME daily obtained from the hacker community, hackers got into four different NBÚ servers that had poor security last year. Through the servers they entered the computer network and gained access to different data, including email correspondence between NBÚ employees, without the server administrator's knowing about it.

In the NBÚ they used the password "nbusr123," which is a basic violation of security. The hackers were able to follow the work of administrators for several days and track passwords for other servers.

The hackers also said that they had complete control over several computers at the NBÚ and could send out email messages from the address of the NBÚ boss.

The NBÚ claims that its data on the issue of security clearances for individuals and firms to access classified material were not leaked, as they are stored on different servers. Goldschmidt said the office would take measures to prevent similar attacks in future.

The bureau also denied that the hackers had been able to reach individual employee computers, as this is physically impossible.

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