Nokia says developer forum database hacked

Nokia said it had taken the site offline while it looked into security breach, apologizing for any inconvenience.

Updated: Aug 29, 2011, 22:36 PM IST

Helsinki: The world`s leading mobile phone maker Nokia said Monday a database for a developer forum it operates had been hacked and some member information accessed.

The Finnish giant said the information hacked from the developer.nokia.com forum included email addresses and some usernames, birth dates and URL addresses.

"However, they do not contain sensitive information such as passwords or credit card details and so we do not believe the security of forum members` accounts is at risk," Nokia spokesman Doug Dawson said.

The hacking of the forum was made possible through "security flaws" on the website, Dawson said.

Nokia said it had taken the site offline while it looked into the security breach, apologizing for any inconvenience to the developer forum members.

Nokia did not say when the website would go back online.

Bureau Report