Published On: Sat, May 16th, 2020

EU data leak: ‘Huge security breach at European Parliament – hundreds of MEPs compromised’ | World | News


Yash Kadakia, founder of Security Brigade and Shadow Map, said his group had found a major data breach. The security expert, a self-proclaimed “Code Monkey”, was able to easily access data and passwords from members. Mr. Kadakia tweeted: “This includes data & passwords of 200+ members of the European Parliament, European Council and European Commission. Also impacts 1000+ members of staff at the European Parliament.

“The data also includes 15,000+ users including journalists, members of a number of political parties and institutions.

“It also includes members of several European Union Institutions like the Europol, European Data Protection Supervisor, EUIPO, Frontex, etc.”

The claims of a breach has also been reported by Politico Europe. 

A spokesperson for the European Parliament said they had investigated the claims. They said no Parliament accounts were involved. 

A spokesperson for the European Parliament said: “We have been informed about these allegations. The possible incident has been looked into and we can confirm no official accounts or mailboxes of the European Parliament are involved.

“This information may be related to an old service account of a political group.”

In response to the European Parliament’s comments, Mr Kadakia told the Daily Express: “I don’t think that statement would be accurate, the data certainly uses at least 2000 official accounts.

“I can confirm that there are at least 2000 [compromised] emails that use the http://europa.eu domain. 

“The website itself was also hosted on a subdomain of http://europa.eu.

The data includes 10 members of the European Council (using @consilium.europa.eu), 90 members of the European Commission (using @ec.europa.eu domain), 103 members of the European Parliament (using @ep.europea.eu domain) and 1010 members of the European Parliament (using @europarl.europa.eu domain).”

This is a developing story, more to follow…



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