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Breach Affects 100,000 IEEE Members

DATA LOSS

September 27, 2012

The user names and passwords of approximately 100,000 members of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) have been compromised in an apparent breach, Help Net Security reports. The affected data was stored on an FTP server in unencrypted form. The IEEE has as many as 400,000 members worldwide, many of whom are security professionals. The incident was discovered by Romanian researcher Radu Dragusin.
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