Certificate authority Gemnet, a subsidiary of KPN, has taken its Web site offline following a cyber attack.

"The attack came to light Wednesday, and while the details are limited at this point, the company said that the attackers went after the public Web site and were able to compromise the server and access some private data and documents stored on the back-end database," writes Threatpost's Dennis Fisher.

"KPN officials said that they're conducting an investigation of the attack on its Web server and looking for ways that it can improve the security of its network operations," Fisher writes.

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