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APEC Host Committee Hit by Possible Cyber Attack

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According to the AP, members of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit's host committee may have been victims of data breach.

"An unknown individual gained unauthorized access to eight of their computers beginning October 25, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported, citing Karen Knudsen, a spokesperson for the East-West Center," writes Threatpost's Brian Donohue. "If the reports are true, the stolen information would likely include birth-dates, Social Security Numbers and other information for attendees to the high-level summit."

"Following the event, the East-West Center reportedly sent a letter to those potentially affected, telling them that there is no evidence that the information was actually accessed, but that they could not determine for sure that the information was not accessed either," Donohue writes.

Go to "Possible Data Breach Involving APEC Host Committee" to read the details.

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