Probable data breach from a NATO-related website

  • Press Release (2011) 077
  • Issued on 23 Jun. 2011
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  • Last updated: 23 Jun. 2011 19:26

Police dealing with digital crimes have notified NATO of a probable data breach from a NATO-related website operated by an external company. NATO’s e-Bookshop is a separate service for the public for the release of NATO information and does not contain any classified data. Access to the site has been blocked and subscribers have been notified.

NATO’s Strategic Concept, approved last November, identifies cyber defence as one of the critical capabilities which the Alliance should develop to prevent, detect, defend against and recover from cyber-attacks. To deal with this growing threat, NATO defence ministers agreed this month on a cyber defence action plan. This action plan is already being implemented.