Hackers grab donor info from U.K. charity

by admin December 12, 2005 at 11:33 am

Hackers have stolen the personal details of thousands of donors to a Christian charity Web site and tried to extort money from the victims.

U.K. charity Aid to the Church in Need admitted Monday that its online security systems had been breached by hackers.

The charity does not yet know how much money the criminals have stolen, but the addresses of more than 2,000 online donors have been compromised, and the hackers have used these details to contact the benefactors directly to try and extract more money.

Neville Kyrke-Smith, national director at Aid to the Church in Need UK, said the charity is in a “state of shock.”

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