Part of the ABC website hacked - personal details of 50,000 (?) people exposed. Twitter user blames Geert Wilders interview.
Personal details of 50,000 people exposed as ABC website hacked
- February 27, 2013 2:22PM
THE personal details of almost 50,000 internet users have been exposed online after the ABC's main website was hacked.
A subdomain of abc.net.au was infiltrated early on Wednesday morning and the passwords, usernames, email addresses, location and postcodes of people who'd made comments on the site were posted on the internet.
the AAP/Australian report goes on to say
A Twitter user called Phr0zenMyst said: "ABC hacked for giving a platform to Geert Wilders to spread hatred OpWilders - database leaked!"
Mr Wilders was interviewed by Lateline during his recent visit to Australia.
NSW resident Tim Gresham told News Ltd he was horrified to learn his personal details had been exposed.
The details were published along with 49,561 other ABC website users' data, on a website linked to Anonymous.
"This hacker has probably got a lot of information about me, intimate information about me, having an idea of what that website asked me in terms of my relationships and personal life," Mr Gresham said.
"They're asking a lot of people some very intimate stuff on that website, so these hackers have got some fairly intimate information on a number of people if they've managed to hack that website. This is big."
I've been unable to find the twitter account for Phr0zenMyst - who knows if it's the hacker or some idle gossip.