NATO is investigating claims that its computer network has been infiltrated and confidential documents published online by the hacking collective Anonymous. Anonymous broadcasted a link to a PDF file on Thursday via Twitter, showing what appeared to be a document headed “NATO Restricted.”
“Yes, Nato was breached. And we have lots of restricted material. With some simple injection. In the next days, wait for interesting data,” it said.
“We are sitting on about one gigabyte of data from Nato now, most of which we cannot publish as it would be irresponsible. But Oh Nato….”
“NATO is aware that hacker group released what it claims to be NATO classified documents on the internet,” a NATO spokseman said in a statement. “NATO security experts are investigating these claims. We strongly condemn any leak of classified documents which could potentially endanger the security of NATO allies, armed forces and citizens.”
Anonymous is a loosely organized group of hackers sympathetic to WikiLeaks. It has claimed responsibility for attacks against corporate and government websites worldwide.