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TMCNet:  'Belgacom faces hacker attack'

[October 20, 2009]

'Belgacom faces hacker attack'

Oct 20, 2009 (DMEUROPE via COMTEX) -- An American hacker using the name Vendetta claims to have access to all the user names of Belgacom's internet susbcribers, reports Userbase.be.

The hacker claims to have exploited a hole in the BBOX modems provided by Belgacom and Dommel for VDSL2 lines. Even if external access to the modems is disabled, the user's password can still be read. The hacker has published some of the user details and has threatened to publish thousands more if Belgacom does not end its restrictions on bandwidth.


Userbase.be reports that the security problem has been confirmed by another visitor to the site.

Distributed for DMeurope.com via M2 Communications (www.m2.com)

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