An internal confidential document from the UN was leaked, saying that 42 servers were “compromised” and another 25 were deemed “suspicious,” nearly all at its offices in Geneva and Vienna.
Three of the compromised servers belonged to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, and two were used by the U.N. Economic Commission for Europe.
The U.N. document also highlights a vulnerability in the software program Microsoft Sharepoint, which could have been used for the hack.
“Dozens” of servers for the United Nations were hacked in July 2019.
The UN is using “diplomatic immunity” as a reason why they are not obliged to notify those affected or to divulge what material was accessed.
This seems like it should be a bigger deal. https://t.co/EHYk4Gu3e4
— Leah McElrath (@leahmcelrath) January 29, 2020