[funsec] UK: Chinese Hackers Break Into Olympic Sports Databases
fergdawg at netzero.net
Sat Dec 15 19:21:34 CST 2007
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Via The Times Online.
Computer hackers in China have broken into the information databases of the
governing bodies of two British Olympic sports and, The Times can reveal,
the Olympic family in the UK has been alerted that, with the Beijing Games
less than eight months away, those threatening their security may be doing
so to gain an illegal competitive advantage.
The first sport targeted was GB Canoeing, which was hit in October. The
other Olympic sports in Britain were immediately informed, but the IT
system of the Amateur Boxing Association of England (ABAE) was then subject
to eight attacks over a three-week period and two investigations have
traced all this activity back to internet protocol (IP) addresses in China.
This wasnt kids mucking around, Paul King, the ABAE chief
executive, said. This was a real professional job.
- - ferg
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