A man arrested last week on a burglary charge has been charged with stealing personal information on the US Senate’s security council and accessing the council’s website without authorization.
The arrest, which took place in Washington DC on Monday, is the latest in a string of security breaches at the United Nations Security Council, with the latest to involve a breach of a website belonging to the Security Council’s website.
It was not immediately clear what the suspect’s motive was for accessing the website.
The Council was supposed to have the ability to make security decisions for the entire world.
But in the latest breach, security council officials said it had failed to act after the attacker broke into the website, stole personal information and accessed sensitive data on the council website.
“The Security Council is committed to protecting our interests and we are determined to bring this matter to a swift resolution,” said the council in a statement on Tuesday.
It is understood the man, who is also a member of the council, will appear before a magistrate on Wednesday.
The council has previously been targeted for breaches, including a breach last year of its email system.