More details have emerged on the “NBN hacker” story, in which a 25-year-old truck driver using the handle “Evil” penetrated a company called Platform Networks. The association with the National Broadband Network was both tenuous and irresistible. Even though Platform isn’t yet offering services, and although the attack took …
Maybe Platform Networks could do a little work on its password(s).
Not much happens down under
...hence the beat-up of this 'hack' by the cops and media.
Back to sleep we go.
Goes to show
Just because you can hack into someone's network doesn't mean that they cannot or are not monitoring your every move. From what I've read, this guy was an arrogant prick too.
An arrognat prick?
...so he will fit right in with the rest of the 'security' industry when someone inevitably offers him a job then won't he?
"Evil" by name, "Evil" by nature.
People on El Reg and elsewhere found Anonymous and Lulzsec a pain in the ass, and I always felt a bit of ambiguity regarding them. But for what it's worth, they didn't go out of their way to destroy users' data.
"Evil" did - he hosed the data on Distribute.IT, who before this action used to be one of the big ISPs down here. A lot of businesses and resellers hosted their lost thousands or tens of thousands of dollars that day because their websites were scrubbed beyond repair. Some probably went to the wall. (Yes, they should have had backups. That doesn't excuse the hack.)
Straight to jail he should go, and no mistake. After the trial, of course. We don't want to get ahead of ourselves, do we?
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