Nokia Developer Forums Hit By Cyberattack

Nokia has suspended its developer forum website after it discovered a recent attack that resulted in members’ data being compromised.

The database tapped by hackers included  member e-mail addresses and, in some cases, personally identifiable information such as birthdates, homepage URLs and screen names from messaging services such as AIM, Skype and Yahoo.

Before the site was taken down, an image of Homer Simpson delivering his characteristic phrase “” “D'oh!“ “” appeared on the site, along with a message from someone called “pr0tect0r AKA mrNRG,“ who took credit for the attack. The attack on 22 August was originally believed just to be a redirection.

“Nokia is aware of a security breach on an externally maintained developer discussion forum website. Following the breach, the modified content has been taken down and the site has been updated to remove the vulnerability. We are now reviewing security practices for all externally maintained sites,“ said Nokia at the time of the attack.

The forum has been taken down as a precaution until further investigation and assessments have been completed.

 

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