United Nations confirms cyberattack in April 2021

The hacker’s had obtained some important data from the organization which could be used to target agencies

The United Nations had confirmed the news report from April 2021, which said that the organization suffered a cyberattack on its computers.

 

Stephane Dujarric, a spokesman for Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said, "We can confirm that unknown attackers were able to breach parts of the UN (communications) infrastructure in April of 2021."

 

The spokesperson said that actions were taken to minimize the effects of the attacks.

 

The UN is being always targeted by hackers, including sustained campaigns. The organization also confirms that further attacks that are linked to the earlier breach have been detected and are being responded to.

 

The news agency Bloomberg reported that hackers had bypassed the UN's security networks and had bleached their computer networks earlier this year. The hacker’s had obtained some important data from the organization which could be used to target agencies.

 

From the dark web, the hackers purchased a stolen username and password of an UN employee and instigated the attack.

 

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