Australia police probe alleged Indian cyber attacks
Sydney: Australian police Friday said they
were investigating a string of hacking attacks against
Melbourne-based companies, reportedly linked to recent
violence against Indian nationals.
The cyber raids, which have occurred in the past week,
are being probed by a specialist taskforce, a spokeswoman
said, refusing to confirm media reports that they were linked
to the Indian assaults.
"The Victoria Police e-crimes squad is investigating
reports of alleged hacking of a number of different business
servers hosted in Melbourne," the spokeswoman told agency.
"The ongoing investigation is in its infancy and it would
be inappropriate to comment any further."
The Australian newspaper reported that several Melbourne
construction and engineering firms had been attacked in recent
days by a hacker called "Ghost Buster".
"Your server data have been compromised ... and have been
encrypted," Ghost Buster wrote on one.
"Stop racial attacks against Indian people," the message
said, vowing that until the assaults end, Australian servers
will be hacked "every day".
Attacks against Indians, including beatings and
robberies, have been on the rise in Australia, threatening to
damage diplomatic ties and the country`s
15.4-billion-US-dollar education export industry.
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