Defacement spree hits government sites

    Date17 Jun 2004
    CategoryHacks/Cracks
    3859
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    The IT security of Australian Web-hosting providers has come under serious question, with more than 30 state and local government Web sites defaced in the last six months - including the homepages of two locally hosted foreign diplomatic missions and the highly sensitive NSW Casino Control Board. . . . The IT security of Australian Web-hosting providers has come under serious question, with more than 30 state and local government Web sites defaced in the last six months - including the homepages of two locally hosted foreign diplomatic missions and the highly sensitive NSW Casino Control Board.

    Information Computerworld obtained shows the Web site for the South African High Commission (www.rsa.emb.gov.au) was defaced on January 20 2004, with the Solomon Islands High Commission (www.solomon.emb.gov.au) defaced on May 9 2004.

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