26 July 2012

Anonymous hacks Australian ISP AAPT to demonstrate data retention problems

Australian ISP AAPT has been hacked in an effort to demonstrate the problems with proposed laws that would require telecommunications companies to store user data for two years. The file accessed by the intruder was a 40GB database containing user information.
SC Magazine says that a hacker contacted them to take responsibility, claiming to be a part of Anonymous.
They claimed the hack was not malicious in nature, but intended to demonstrate the real problems involved with storing so much information about users. Though the privacy problem is somewhat irrelevant to the security of ISP servers, it is an issue that plays a part..........

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