Hackers post UN staffer user names, passwords

Nov 30, 2011
The United Nations flag flies at UN headquarters in New York. The United Nations on Wednesday said that hackers broke into an old server and swiped outdated account and password information.

A hackers group calling itself "Team Poison" has posted what it says are the user names and passwords of more than 100 United Nations staffers' email accounts it pulled from a U.N. computer server.

Many of the accounts posted on pastebin.com website appear to belong to U.N. Development Program .

A telephone call seeking comment from a UNDP spokeswoman in New York was not immediately returned Wednesday evening.

Team Poison is among several politically motivated cyber activists or activist groups whose stunts are prompting increased police attention.

Generally known as "hacktivists," they've targeted a series of government, military and intelligence-related websites across the globe.

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