National Security Office denies unauthorized access to its servers

The National Security Office (NBÚ) dismissed allegations that hackers had broken into its public domain servers over the weekend.

In a statement provided to the newswire SITA by the NBÚ office director Ivan Goldschmidt, the NBÚ stresses that the servers remained functional and were not damaged by an intrusion via the Internet.

"There was no activity on facilities owned and administered by the NBÚ which could be classified as a security breach, a hacker attack, or the like," reads the NBÚ statement.

Slovak hackers claim to have penetrated the NBÚ public domain server last week in a way similar to that used in April.

They claim to have copied information from e-mail and Internet access servers while in the system. What's surprising is their claim that NBÚ internet access was only protected by the simple password nbusr123.

The NBÚ keeps claiming that public servers were disconnected from the Internet from Friday until Monday only for maintenance purposes.

However, the police are investigating the April hacker attack. Police vice president Jaroslav Spišiak confirmed on July 24 that hackers had attacked the NBÚ servers in April, though the police do not know yet who were responsible for those attacks.

The investigators dismissed allegations that hackers got access to classified NBÚ information.

Compiled by Beata Balogová from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

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