Denial by KPN, an interview by the hackers themselves, confessions by KPN and still a bit of downplaying and now it’s back to the hackers again who have posted KPN user data on Pastebin.
Twitter users are acknowledging that the user data and login information is real.
The Dutch public prosecutor’s office has no other remedy than to threaten internet users who go and use the login information illegally obtained from KPN’s servers. Same applies to news reporters who are now testing whether the stolen data is real.
Others have discovered that KPN users – like any other user – use the same password for multiple online services. As such they have been able to also access Facebook and Marktplaats (Dutch eBay) accounts, using KPN’s data.
As a precaution, KPN has now taken its entire e-mail environment offline.
Dutch language information and articles:
After KNP Hack, Now Personal Data Of 100,000 Bavaria Customers Compromised
Result Of KPN Hack? KPN Will Speed Up Implementation Of Security Measures, Increase Budget
Leaked ‘KPN User Data’ Was Not Stolen From KPN, But Was Obtained By Hacking Online Store ‘Baby Dump’
KPN Shuts Down 2 Million Dutch E-Mail Accounts
KPN Hackers Were Able To Intercept Internet Traffic Data Of KPN Users
KPN Hackers Interviewed By Dutch News Site Nu.nl: ‘KPN Servers Were Badly Secured, Badly Maintained. We Could Have Disconnected Internet Users’
Server Of Dutch Provider KPN Has Been Hacked, Damage Unknown