Cyber attack on Gannett targets US soldiers

June 29, 2011 03:20

BOSTON - Hackers broke into a Gannett Co database containing personal information about subscribers to publications read by US government officials, military leaders and rank-and-file soldiers, the media company said on Tuesday.

Gannett told subscribers via email that it discovered the breach of its Gannett Government Media Corp on June 7. It said it had previously notified subscribers of the breach via a notice on its website.The attackers accessed subscribers' names, passwords and email addresses, the company said. They also obtained data on the duty status, paygrade and branch of service of some readers who serve in the military.

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