October 26, 2016

Dutch ISP KPN Security Breach

(LiveHacking.Com) – One of the largest ISPs in The Netherlands has shut down its email services after a security breach where hackers leaked the credentials and personal information of more than 500 of its customers.

KPN discovered the breach at the end of January but after consulting with the Dutch government and law enforcement agencies decided not to go public with the details. Once KPN discovered that account details were being posted online (at PasteBin) then it decided to suspend its email services as a precautionary measure. During Saturday email services resumed and KPN sent customers information on how to reset their password.

KPN has over two million customers and it is unclear if the hackers got access to information about all of these account or just the 500 posted online.