Nokia developer network site hacked – personal information accessed

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Developers of apps for Nokia phones have been warned that their personal information may have been stolen by hackers, after a security breach on the official developer.nokia.com/community discussion forum.

The first warning that many Nokia developers would have had that something was amiss would have been when they visited the forum and instead of the usual chit-chat about technical issues, been taken to a third-party webpage containing an image of Homer Simpson.

The webpage contained a message seemingly from those responsible for the hack:

Owned by pr0tect0r AKA mrNRG

LOL. Worlds number 1 mobile company but not spending a dime for server security! FFS patch you security holes otherwise you will be just another antisec victim. No Dumping, No Leaking!

According to the Finnish telecoms giant, hackers exploited a SQL injection vulnerability in the forum software used on the Nokia Developers site to access databases containing members’…

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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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