Wait – we can’t believe everything we read on the Internet?!
Hamish Barwick reports:
The Australian Institute of Business Brokers (AIBB) has denied reports that encrypted passwords belonging to 250 of its members were posted online. Hacktivist group Anonymous is claiming responsibility for posting the passwords.
An AIBB spokesperson told Computerworld Australia that all the group had posted was 250 names of its business brokers and that the password information included alongside the names was incorrect. The spokesperson added that the business brokers’ names are publicly available.
According to an Anonymous Legion blog entry, the group targeted the AIBB website on 8 August and the data, which was uploaded to Pastebin, included password hashes and usernames from the AIBB’s databases.
Read more on Computerworld (AU).