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Eugen Tarnow


Has Lotus Notes ever been hacked on a large scale?

Eugen Tarnow  August 16 2011 01:50:24 PM
I know that Google’s email platform, Gmail, has been hacked before. Google has actually been the victim of China-based cyber attacks against some high-profile inboxes. This is not surprising, though, as Sino-Google relations are tenuous to say the least.

Hearing negative news about a Lotus Notes competitor doesn’t make me feel better as a person because I don’t want anything bad to happen to anyone, but it does make me feel better as a professional. Also see this support question post in which an administrator talks about “hidden treasures” on an Exchange server, though I may have said all this too soon.

I wonder: has there ever been a notable cyber attack against a Lotus Notes system? I can’t think of one offhand. It seems that IBM’s system has been spared such problems for the most part. It’s certainly possible. Type “lotus notes hacking” into Google Search, and you’ll find some seedy websites that ethically should not be indexed. There was also that way to get inside onto a Lotus Notes user’s PC through a malicious email, though that problem was fixed. ReduceMail Pro, our mail management system, has never been hacked.

So, has there ever been a major cyber attack involving Lotus Notes? Or have you personally ever seen a Lotus Notes system get hacked?

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