Aussie teen hacker Abdilo’s home raided, and he’s ordered to turn over his passwords and decryption keys
Will Ockenden and Benjamin Sveen report that the teenage hacker known as “Abdilo” had his home raided by Australian law enforcement in a pre-dawn raid.
DataBreaches.net has reported on a number of Abdilo’s claimed hacks, which included an Australian travel insurance company, the University of Sydney, and numerous educational institutions in the U.S. and elsewhere. Most of his attacks exploited SQL injection vulnerabilities, as he pointed out in an in-your-face post to a mail list on security in the education sector.
An AFP spokesperson confirmed to the ABC search warrants were recently executed in Queensland as part of an “ongoing investigation” into the hacking incidents.
The police would not comment further, saying the investigation is still ongoing.
The ABC learnt of the raids via Abdilo, who is known online under other pseudonyms such as Notavirus, Surivaton and Grey Hat Mafia’s Bitch.
Read more on ABC (AU), who also report that the Australian Privacy Commissioner is investigating the Aussie Travel Cover breach, as the firm reportedly did not notify policy holders, despite Abdilo claiming that he had “hundreds of thousands” of customers’ details.