Anonymous Reboots, Hacktivism, Cyberoccupiers. Hello 2012 – Smarthouse
Clear and present danger: online hacking is one of the biggest national security threats, the Australian Federal Police have warned.
This comes as several high profile banks online systems locally, including ANZ, have been subject to sophisticated hack attacks, meaning not only a headache for the organisations in question but also may potentially put millions of customers personal details, at risk.
”Online attacks are becoming more common as organised criminal gangs and motivated individuals understand the technology of the internet and take advantage of the anonymity that comes with it,” an AFP spokesperson told Fairfax Media today.
”The ability for criminals to use technology to commit crime, attack critical infrastructure, engage in terrorist activity and undermine national security is a very real threat.”