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Anonymous police email leak for offshore detention in Australia 82GB

Exploit: Hacking

Naru Police Force: Law Enforcement Agency

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Risk to Business: 2.776 = Moderate

The Anonymous collective released 82GB worth of emails apparently belonging to the Nauru Police Force on May 2 as a protest against the alleged ill-treatment of asylum seekers and refugees carried out by the Naru Police Force on behalf of the Australian government. The total number of leaked emails is reported to be 285,635 and the data is available for direct and torrent download. Anonymous claims that the stolen emails contain details of a cover-up of abuses against prisoners in refugee camps on the island by the Nauru Police Force and the Australian government.

Individual Impact: No information about consumer/employee PII, PHI or financial data exposure was available at press time.

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business Hacktivisim isn’t only a factor in nation-state cybercrime and could impact all kinds of businesses and institutions.

Source: Hackread