A group of computer hackers on Thursday claimed to have breached NATO security and accessed a trove of restricted material. The group, called Anonymous, said that it would be “irresponsible” to publish most of the material it took from NATO, but that it was sitting on about one gigabyte of data. “Hi NATO,” the group
teased on Twitter. “Yes, we haz more of your delicious data.” A NATO official, who could not be named under standing rules, said the organization was aware that a hacker group had released what it claimed to be classified NATO documents on the Internet and was investigating. “We strongly condemn any leak of classified documents, which can potentially endanger the security of NATO allies, armed forces and citizens,” the official said. Anonymous is a loosely organized group of hackers sympathetic to WikiLeaks. It has claimed responsibility for attacks against corporate and government Web sites worldwide.