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ST Denies Network Was Hacked

SLOVAK Telecom (ST) has denied information published on June 9 in several media that the company was victim of an attack by hackers over the June 7-8 weekend. The hackers are said to have broken into the ST network and gained unauthorised access to data transferred via the internet by ST clients, including major banks, insurance companies, and government institutions. The unknown perpetrators also copied the telephone company’s database of fixed-line telephone users to a hacking web site, allowing visitors to search among names, addresses, and telephone numbers of all of ST’s clients. But ST says that it did not record any entry into its internet network last weekend. The published technical parameters, including IP addresses of some routers, were accessed around two months ago, and the company then carried out measures to restrict a repeat of such a situation, said ST officials. Full Story

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