User details stolen from Tas Govt

Darren Paul reports:

Hackers claim to have made off with 1800 usernames, email addresses and hashed passwords held by the Tasmanian Government.

Emails are linked to state agencies including Departments of Premier and Cabinet; Treasury; Infrastructure, Energy and Resources; Health and Human Services; Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment; and Economic Development, Tourism and the Arts.

The attacker, alias Sp1d3r, gained root access on a media release server operated by the Department of Premier and Cabinet, and accessed user emails and administer credentials.

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