[ISN] Cyber Attack on Gannett Targets U.S. Soldiers

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Fri, 1 Jul 2011 05:15:27 -0700 (MST)
Forwarded from: Simon Taplin <simon (at) simontaplin.net>


By Jim Finkle
June 29, 2011

BOSTON (Reuters) - Hackers broke into a Gannett Co database containing 
personal information about subscribers to publications read by U.S. 
government officials, military leaders and rank-and-file soldiers, the 
media company said on Tuesday.

Gannett told subscribers via email that it discovered the breach of its 
Gannett Government Media Corp on June 7. It said it had previously 
notified subscribers of the breach via a notice on its website.

The attackers accessed subscribers' names, passwords and email 
addresses, the company said. They also obtained data on the duty status, 
paygrade and branch of service of some readers who serve in the 

The information included subscribers to Defense News -- one of the 
world's most widely read publications covering the defense industry -- 
as well as publications aimed at soldiers serving in the U.S. Army, 
Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps.


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