[ISN] Hackers crash Aussie charity websites

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Mon, 22 Mar 2010 00:01:09 -0600 (CST)


The internet services of two Australian autism support organisations 
have been crashed by computer hackers and a third may also have fallen 
victim, raising fears of a targeted attack to coincide with autism 

Austism Spectrum Australia (ASPECT), the country's autism service 
provider, is losing hundreds of dollars in online donations each day 
after its website was hit by hackers early on Sunday.

The hackers closed web forums, a group email service and registration 
pages for events.

The codeword-restricted intranet site for the autism training 
organisation Positive Partnerships was also hit.

Austism Victoria's intranet service also went down.

The first two attacks were traced to IP addresses in the United States 
and experts said they appeared to be deliberate.

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Received on Sun Mar 21 2010 - 23:01:09 PDT

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