email cache circulating on Tor
> It's likely the US authorities came across the leak after spotting the email cache circulating on the Tor anonymizer network ..
Do you have a link to this cache and what ever you do don't mention Windows ... :)
Parliamentary computers of the Australian prime minister, Julia Gillard, and other ministers may have been hacked, according to Australian media reports. Details of the reported hack are more than a little vague. Sydney's Daily Telegraph reported that US intelligence tipped local authorities off over a suspected breach, which …
BHP and RTZ wouldn't have to work very hard at security to be a lot tighter than a parliamentary network. Legislatures are like partnerships -- they have hundreds of "chief executives" -- and without a hierarchy, it's difficult to enforce much in the way of policy on builds or network activity.
So whoever did this probably just found an easy target.
"If you were after intelligence on mining operations it would make more sense to hack into the systems of mining firms than those of politicians."
If Australian politicians are as beholden to their corporate masters as U.S. politicians are (up to their ears in corruption, some of the U.S. ones are), the Australian politicians could be being paid off by the mining companies to pass laws favorable to mining.
So hackers might very well find tantalizing info about mining, by hacking into political systems.
On the other hand, maybe Australian politicians have a higher level of professionalism and maybe they can't be bought as easily as some American politicians can.
Biting the hand that feeds IT © 1998–2019