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Nokia Developer Community Hacked

Mon, 08/29/2011 - 8:03am
The Associated Press

HELSINKI (AP) — Nokia Corp. says hackers have breached the security on its developer community discussion site and accessed forum members' email addresses.

Nokia says the hacked database also included a few members' birth dates, home page URLs and usernames for Skype or Yahoo but no sensitive information such as passwords or credit card details.

The Finnish cell phone maker said Monday it had taken the community website offline as a precaution as it continues further investigations and security assessments.

Nokia's report comes amid a surge in high-profile cyber attack cases in recent months, including Citigroup, Sony Corp. and Lockheed Martin, as well as organizations such as the United Nations and the International Olympic Committee.

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