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Privacy Commissioner Investigating AAPT Breach

DATA LOSS—AUSTRALIA

August 9, 2012

Australian Privacy Commissioner Timothy Pilgram has said his office is investigating Internet service provider AAPT and Melbourne IT after a recent data breach allegedly perpetrated by hacktivist group Anonymous, COMPUTERWORLD reports. Compromised information included documents revealing federal government accounts, data from the Australian Federal Police and names of AAPT staff. Pilgrim said he will look into whether the ISP’s “practices were consistent with the Privacy Act at the time of the incident.”
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