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Thursday, 28 July 2011 07:11

"Evil" hacker had little effect says Platform boss

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Further information has come to light about the amateur NBN hack that shocked the IT world, with Platform Networks' Managing Director saying the impact "wasn't major."

 

As previously reported on iTWire, Platform Networks has been hacked by a man known by the handle 'Evil', who has promptly been arrested and faces over 50 hacking-related charges.

Platform Networks Managing Director David Hooton told iTWire he was 'pretty restricted on what he can say by the AFP', but the company became aware of anomalous traffic on some equipment hosted on their network late last year, which started as an infrequent occurrence which they 'caught as part of standard day to day business and log checks.'

'After a period of time we'd gathered enough intel to inform the AFP,' Hooton said.

'It became very time consuming towards the end of the investigation, we got to spend some quality time with the AFP. We do see significant amounts of this sort of traffic floating around from time to time... Just not on this scale.'

"The hack didn't affect the NBN and the impact wasn't major."

Hooton was unable to qualify the exact nature of the traffic, however more information is expected to surface as the AFP's investigation continues.

 


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