Philips Server Compromised

Thursday, February 23, 2012 @ 04:02 PM gHale

Philips Electronics discovered a cyber security breach last month and is now working with police in Amsterdam investigating the incident.

Philips said February 14 it shut down one of its servers the previous day due to a possible cyber attack, and it was investigating the nature and extent of the information the cyber thieves may have taken.

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At the time, a company spokesman could not confirm if the thieves stole any personal customer information or sensitive company data.

“While we are aware that there are claims on the Internet about information obtained, we are investigating the nature and extent of potential information exposure,” the spokesman said.

“Because of the potentially criminal nature of activity described in the public claims about this event, Philips is collaborating with law enforcement,” he said.

The Dutch consumer electronics, lighting and healthcare group had said February 14 some of its small websites used for marketing might have been hacked. Philips said they shut down the compromised server within an hour of the company becoming aware of the event.

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