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Watchdogs: Don’t Respond to Cyber Attackers

ONLINE PRIVACY—AUSTRALIA

January 19, 2012

After a series of denial-of-service attacks on Australian businesses, the Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT Australia) and the Australian Federal Police (AFP) are telling companies to report cyber attacks immediately and not to respond to attackers, reports The Sydney Morning Herald. One company's website was shut down by millions of Web requests, and shortly afterwards, the managing director received an e-mail asking for money in order to stop the attack. It is unknown whether other companies received similar demands. CERT Australia is working with affected businesses.
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