Hackers target United Nations agency – report

30 Nov 2011

A group of hackers calling themselves Teampoison has posted online more than 100 email addresses and login details it claimed to have obtained from the United Nations, calling the organisation “a fraud”.

Teampoison targeted an old server dating back to 2007 that contains old data, according to a spokesperson for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The hackers reportedly accessed emails of members of the UNDP.

The UNDP took the old server offline, said the spokesperson, adding that there are no active passwords listed for those accounts and that UNDP.org was not comprised.

Teampoison posted the details it obtained on the website Pastebin, with a message accusing the UN of acting to “facilitate the introduction of a New World Order”.

Many of the email addresses end in undp.org, but others appear to belong to members of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the UK’s Office for National Statistics (ONS), BBC News Online reported.