NBN hacker posed threat to Australia’s national infrastructure, police will allege

An alleged hacker could have pulled the plug on hundreds of thousands of internet users after infiltrating a major service provider linked to the National Broadband Network, police say.A 25-year-old unemployed truck driver has been charged with 49 offences, carrying jail terms of up to 10 years.It’s alleged the man, known by the online nickname “Evil”, hacked into internet company Platform Networks, one of 13 service companies to offer services under the NBN.To read this report in The Australian in full, see:
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An unemployed truck driver with the online moniker ”Evil” hacked into one of the national broadband network’s service providers and had control of its entire system for at least six weeks, police allege.In the first solo hacking case of its kind in Australia, federal police yesterday arrested 25-year-old David Cecil at his home in the NSW central west town of Cowra.
www.smh.com.au/national/police-arrest-lone-hacker-after-nbn-system-compromised-20110726-1hyoy.htmlPolice say cyber attack threatens Australia’s infrastructure
The Australian Federal Police says it’s uncovered a worrying hacking attack on a company which wholesales access to the National Broadband Network. Unemployed truckdriver David Cecil, known online as ‘Evil’, has been arrested and faces more than 40 charges related to the alleged attack.

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