[ISN] German party says computer system was hacked

From: mea culpa (jerichot_private)
Date: Sat Jul 18 1998 - 04:33:12 PDT

  • Next message: mea culpa: "[ISN] Cisco et. al. to build GAK into routers"

    Forwarded From: William Knowles <erehwont_private>
    BONN (July 13, 1998 11:45 a.m. EDT http://www.nandotimes.com)  Germany's
    Free Democratic Party, a junior partner in Chancellor Helmut Kohl's
    center-right government, said on Monday a hacker had broken into its
    computer system and altered internal files, causing considerable damage. 
    It said many Internet Web sites would have to be rebuilt and that the
    party's server would have to be taken offline altogether for the work to
    be completed. 
    It was not clear whether the hacker, whose identity was not known, had
    targeted just the FDP or other parties as well, the FDP said. 
    "While technically extremely proficient, the hacker made rather
    unimaginative, clumsy and humorless changes," the FDP said in a statement.
    "The damage done was considerable." 
    The FDP, Germany's self-styled party of tax-cutting, is running on a
    pro-business platform in the September 27 general election. 
    Subscribe: mail majordomot_private with "subscribe isn".
    Today's ISN Sponsor: Repent Security Incorporated [www.repsec.com]

    This archive was generated by hypermail 2b30 : Fri Apr 13 2001 - 12:58:37 PDT