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Melbourne IT Investigating Anonymous Hack

DATA RETENTION—AUSTRALIA

August 2, 2012

Melbourne IT has confirmed it is investigating a data breach that affected its customer AAPT earlier this week, CIO Australia reports. 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). Meanwhile, in a ZDNet report, experts analyse 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.
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