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External NATO Website Breached

DATA LOSS

June 24, 2011

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has released a statement announcing that a NATO-related website, operated by a third party, has been compromised, TIME reports. In addition to blocking access to the site and providing customer notification, the statement noted that "NATO's e-Bookshop is a separate service for the public for the release of NATO information and does not contain any classified data." NATO also announced, according to the report, that is has created a "cyber defense action plan" that will deal with growing cybersecurity threats.
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