Melbourne IT takes heat for Cold Fusion breach
Melbourne IT has admitted to hosting and operating both the Queensland Government and AAPT servers that suffered breaches this week at the hands of hackers purporting to be from a Anonymous splinter group.
The group Ops Australia took credit for defacing nine Queensland Government websites related to tourism, science and economic development and stealing a 40 GB trove of customer data from corporate ISP AAPT.
The text-based defacements on Queensland sites were removed shortly after news broke of the attacks. The group is yet to publicly release the AAPT customer data, despite confirmation from the telco that it had been compromised. The high-profile hacks came in apparent protest to the Federal Government's proposed data retention regime, which would require telcos and internet service providers to collect and store transmission data from users for up to two years.
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