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80GB of NATO Data Allegedly Being Sold for 15 Bitcoins Online, Alliance Denies Network Compromise

Data breach confirmed by NATO weapon maker MBDA as it denies that information is classified or sensisitve as claimed by hackers

Classified military information of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is being sold online by hackers, reports the BBC.  The data was reportedly stolen from a European weapons manufacturer MBDA, although the hackers did not confirm whether it had been extracted from any other source. MBDA has admitted to the breach, adding that while its data is in leaked documents, the classified files do not belong to it. The data was stolen from a ‘compromised external hard drive’, claims the company. Leaked information, which the BBC could not independently verify, includes a 2020 ‘communications intelligence’ mission carried out in Estonia by a US air squadron, as well as the name, number, call logs, and GPS coordinates of the person 'at the centre of the operation'. A presentation on the mechanics of a Land Ceptor Common Anti-Air Modular Missile is also included—the…

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