Hacker Group Publishes Consumer Data as Protest
DATA RETENTION—AUSTRALIAJuly 30, 2012
In an act of protest against a proposed Australian data retention law, hacktivist group Anonymous has started publishing consumer data allegedly gleaned from an Australian Internet service provider (ISP), GIZMODO reports. Meanwhile, in a ZDNet report, experts analyze what effect the group’s efforts may have on the proposed data retention bill. One expert says the attack was opportunistic and not “an overly skilled exercise in attacking that system.” Another expert argues that no system is totally secure and the proposed bill would require too much effort and monetary expense for ISPs to handle.