Nokia's Developer Network Compromised by Hackers

August 29, 2011 -

Nokia's community pages have been temporarily closed and replaced with a company statement following a security breach over the weekend. The online community used by developers that make Nokia phone apps has been hacked and the company warned its members that their personal information, including dates of birth and email addresses may have been stolen. For now, the service has been shut down while Nokia investigates. No one has claimed responsibility for the security breach at this time.

In a statement posted on the website Nokia detailed how hackers had managed to gain access.

"A database table containing developer forum members' email addresses has been accessed, by exploiting a vulnerability in the bulletin board software that allowed an SQL Injection attack. Initially we believed that only a small number of these forum member records had been accessed, but further investigation has identified that the number is significantly larger."

While Nokia did not reveal the level of the intrusion, it suggested that it may have been "extensive."

The company added that no credit card details had been taken, but warned that additional contact details, such as Skype addresses may have been stolen as well.

Source: Developer.Nokia.com by way of the BBC


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