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AAPT has issued a statement in which it confirms one of its servers has been attacked, and data downloaded. Anonymous claims it is the perpetrator of the attack and has been promising imminent release of documents that it has hill embarrass the federal government. AAPT CEO David Yuile has issued a statement that says, in SHOUTY …

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MELBOURNE IT, EH?

JUST IN CASE YOU MISSED IT.

OK!!

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Always played down

Amazing the way these incidents always seem to effect "a limited number of people" or data just happens to be something unimportant, or whatever. Percentages seem to make them sound better but it could still be an awful lot of folk! Anything to down-play.

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WTF?

AAPT?

Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists?

American Association of Physics Teachers?

American Association of Pharmacy Technicians?

American Academy of Personal Training?

American Association of Psychiatric Technicians?

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Re: AAPT?

Australian Associated Press Telecommunications.

You have to be aware of the history of the company for that to make sense, which is why they went for the acroym instead.

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Re: AAPT?

American Association for Pedophile Training.

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Re: AAPT?

Considering we are talking about an Australian based leak, you are WAY off.

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That's all right then

"just two files were accessed"

It doesn't matter if it was two or 2,000. If it was just one file that had all the data they'd still be screwed.

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Pot/kettle albedo criticism situation

I don't think The Register is in a position to complain about anybody else's use of SHOUTY CAPS.

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what's this about 'old files'?

Isn't the point to show that the data is going to be kept for years, so will all be 'old files' tucked away on dusty servers in compliance with government orders - just a big juicy target...

And of course beyond the hacking aspect, they surely won't be subject to the same sort of 'browsing' that existing govt databases suffer - no nosy official is ever going to look up the browsing habits of their daughter's new boyfriend are they.....

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