Ukrainian Hacker Hacks Polish Telecom Giant Netia; Leaks Massive Data

July 9, 2016

Ukrainian hacker going by the handle of Pravy Sektor has breached the servers of Poland’s telecom company Netia SA and stole a massive trove of data a couple of days ago and posted it for public access on an underground forum.

Netia SA has acknowledged that faced a cyber attack from the hackers but claimed that only specific amount of data has been stolen. A press release from the company explains that passwords and logins of self-service portal NetiaOnline are safe while data of customers and cooperating companies are secured by the experts.

The attack was launched at 11:03 a.m. (0903 GMT) on Thursday and impeded access to Netia’s main web page until late in the evening the same day, said spokeswoman Lidia Marcinkowska. She said hackers may have gained access to some data of its clients as they had accessed two types of forms sent via Netia’s website by people wanting to contact the company or sign a contract with it.

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