Serhat TUNAR -TDO-Servers at the United Nations ' headquarters in the cities of Geneva and Vienna were hit by a cyber attack last year and some of the information was hacked. Officials claimed the cyberattacks were carried out with a very advanced method and that state-sponsored elements may have been behind the work.
Rupert Colville, a spokesman for the United Nations Human Rights Office, said the computer systems they have are being attacked every day. However, the attackers also failed to gain access to important information, Colville explained.
An official at the United Nations, who did not want to be named, said their system had been under strain since the summer, but the exact extent of the damage so far was not known. In the latest cyber attack, it was revealed that some lists and e-mail addresses related to employees of the United Nations Human Rights Office were seized, but that information and passwords belonging to the administration staff were protected.