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Hackers crash Aussie charity websites




Hackers crash Aussie charity websites
Hackers crash Aussie charity websites



http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/3486923/Hackers-crash-Aussie-charity-websites 

By PAUL BIBBY 
SMH 
22/03/2010

The internet services of two Australian autism support organisations 
have been crashed by computer hackers and a third may also have fallen 
victim, raising fears of a targeted attack to coincide with autism 
month.

Austism Spectrum Australia (ASPECT), the country's autism service 
provider, is losing hundreds of dollars in online donations each day 
after its website was hit by hackers early on Sunday.

The hackers closed web forums, a group email service and registration 
pages for events.

The codeword-restricted intranet site for the autism training 
organisation Positive Partnerships was also hit.

Austism Victoria's intranet service also went down.

The first two attacks were traced to IP addresses in the United States 
and experts said they appeared to be deliberate.


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