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APEC committee alerted to possible data breach

Personal information collected to clear members for a meeting with President Obama is hacked

By Dan Nakaso

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Nov 18, 2011

~~<p>Members of Honolulu's APEC Host Committee who represent some of Hawaii's biggest companies and institutions have been told their personal information may have been stolen after security clearances were requested for them to meet with President Barack Obama Saturday night during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit.</p>
<p>East-West Center President Charles Morrison sent letters dated Tuesday to about 40 APEC Host Committee members informing them of a security breach caused by &quot;an outside source using unusually sophisticated methods that escaped our detection capabilities.&quot;</p>
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Members of Honolulu's APEC Host Committee who represent some of Hawaii's biggest companies and institutions have been told their personal information may have been stolen after security clearances were requested for them to meet with President Barack Obama Saturday night during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit.

East-West Center President Charles Morrison sent letters dated Tuesday to about 40 APEC Host Committee members informing them of a security breach caused by "an outside source using unusually sophisticated methods that escaped our detection capabilities." Login for more...



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