Attackers tried mailboxes Euro Parliament to crack via wifi hotspot




Attackers tried mailboxes Euro Parliament to crack via wifi hotspot

The public WiFi hotspot Parliament is the target of a man in the middle attack become. As a result, some mailboxes ‘compromised’, though it is not clear whether in between are also accounts of MEPs.

Europa vlag Europese From an email from the ICT Helpdesk of the European Parliament, which is published on the website of the open source user of that Parliament, it appears that an unknown man has done. on public Wi-Fi network of the European Parliament in the middle attack

In addition, the attacker was the communication between the client and the network capture. Probably this was a simple attack, in which the unencrypted traffic was ‘gesnifft’, on the open network, although it is not clear from the e-mail. In public Wi-Fi hotspots is intercepting traffic easily.

While it comes to public Wi-Fi hotspot of Parliament, as a result of the attack ‘individual mailboxes compromised, “according to the e-mail. It is not clear whether there are also some e-mail accounts of MEPs, but the IT department advises employees of MEPs to change. Precaution password of the account of their parliamentarian

Also precaution public Wi-Fi hotspot in the European parliament was turned off, it is not clear whether the network is now back online. The ICT department press MPs on the heart to no longer use public Wi-Fi hotspot, but only the private network, which licenses are to be installed.


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