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Hackers break into police computer as sting backfires




Hackers break into police computer as sting backfires
Hackers break into police computer as sting backfires



http://www.smh.com.au/technology/security/hackers-break-into-police-computer-as-sting-backfires-20090818-eohc.html 

By Asher Moses
smh.com.au
August 18, 2009

Exclusive: An Australian Federal Police boast, on the ABC's Four Corners 
program, about officers breaking up an underground hacker forum, has 
backfired after hackers broke into a federal police computer system.

Security consultants say police appear to have been using the computer 
as a honeypot to collect information on members of the forum but the 
scheme came undone after the officers forgot to set a password.

Last Wednesday, federal police officers in co-operation with Victoria 
Police executed a search warrant on premises in Brighton, Melbourne, 
connected to the administrator of an underground hacking forum, 
r00t-y0u.org, which had about 5000 members.

Many details of the investigation were revealed for the first time on 
Four Corners last night.

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