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Hackers vs. charity

by Nikola Strahija on December 12th, 2005 Hackers have attacked online security systems of a Christian charity, Aid to the Church in Need, and stole details of over 2,000 online donors, the Charity Commission has warned.

The fraudsters have used these details to contact some benefactors directly, trying to extract more money. The charity closed its website temporarily, warned those affected and reported the breach to the police.

-We are all in a state of shock, said Neville Kyrke-Smith, National Director at Aid to the Church in Need UK. -Apart from the obvious distress to benefactors, we're concerned that our charity identity has been stolen. However it's the beneficiaries, those who need the money the most, who will ultimately suffer. I urge all charities to regularly review their website security and make sure all software is up-to-date.'

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