DefenseNews hacked

Gregg Keizer reports:

Email addresses and names of subscribers to DefenseNews, a highly-regarded website that covers national and international military and defense news, were accessed by hackers and presumed stolen, Gannett announced yesterday.

DefenseNews ‘ subscribers include active and retired military personnel, defense contractors and others in both the U.S. and other countries’ defense establishments.

“We discovered that the attacker gained unauthorized access to files containing information of some of our users,” said Gannett Government Media, an arm of the media chain that publishes not only DefenseNews, but also the Military Times and Federal Times sites, as well as a number of military-specific magazines and journals, ranging from the Army Times to the Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Journal.

In a message posted to its site Monday , Gannett acknowledged that the accessed information included first and last names, email addresses, account passwords, and duty status branch of service for military personnel.

Read more on CSO Online.  Although no financial information was accessed, paygrade was one of the data fields involved.

Additional coverage can found in The Guardian and TechEye.net

 

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