Hackers publish AAPT data in protest over web spy plan

Ben Grubb reports that hackers made good on their promise and dumped some of the data stolen in the AAPT hack. AAPT’s server was hosted and operated by Melbourne IT.

The hack was intended to protest a proposed data retention plan in Australia:

“We as people have the right to protest in any way shape or form to get our voices heard.”

Anonymous has said it performed the hack on AAPT to highlight how storing sensitive details in a database, such as every Australian’s web history, could result in groups like it hacking the database and leaking it.

Cyber War News has more details about the redacted data dump in their Leaks section.

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