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Hacking scandal only "tip of the iceberg"

Published onsdag 26 oktober 2011 kl 09.41
Photo: Pablo Dalence/SR

The leaking of 80,000 user names and passwords from a popular website into cyberspace is only "the tip of the iceberg" according to Aftonbladet.The tabloid reports today that the passwords of 57 websites have been hacked, affecting the accounts of almost 180,000 people in total.

The newspaper reported on Tuesday, that hackers had leaked onto the internet, the user names and passwords of around 80,000 accounts at bloggtoppen.se, including several politicians and journalists. The site was immediately shutdown.

The sites affected range from emusic.se to genealogi.se.

" I cannot remember an attack this big in recent years," Joakim von Braun, Swedish National Radio's security expert told SVT.

Aftonbladet's research suggests that the conservative Moderate Party is the worst affected of the political parties.

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