Australian Federal Police declined to investigate hack and ransom demand?
More on the Aussie Farmers Direct breach previously noted on this site. Ryan DeSouza reports that a six-figure ransom had been demanded after the hack, and when the firm refused to pay, 5,000 customers’ information was posted online.
“A couple of days ago we were able to get the list of customer details pulled out from the website where they had been posted,” said Aussie Farmers Direct spokesperson Jim Cooper in a statement (PDF).
Of note, DeSouza reports:
Surprisingly, Australian Federal policed even after being notified is not investigating the incident instead asking them to update their virus protection.