English Defence League member list stolen by hackers

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Members of a far-right organisation have been told to remain vigilant after hackers stole a database containing names and addresses from an online store.

The controversial anti-Islamist English Defence League has emailed its supporters after a security breach on one of its websites appears to have allowed hackers to get away with a sensitive database of members’ details.

According to a BBC News report, a group called the “Mujahideen Hacking Unit” stole the database of members who had recently purchased items from an English Defence League (EDL) online merchandise store or who had donated money to the group.

The EDL says it has told the police about the security incident, and has sent an email to members apologising for the breach. As the English Defence League is a controversial organisation there will inevitably be fears that members or their families could find…

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.

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