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Australia's ABC hacked over Geert Wilders interview

Published on Feb 27, 2013 11:37 AM
 
Protesters holds a placards outside a venue where right-wing Dutch MP Geert Wilders delivers a speech to the conservative Q Society of Australia, in Sydney on February 22, 2013. The personal details of thousands of Australians were leaked on Wednesday after a hacking attack on public broadcaster, Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), in protest at an interview with far-right Dutch politician Geert Wilders.  -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

SYDNEY (AFP) - The personal details of thousands of Australians were leaked on Wednesday after a hacking attack on public broadcaster, Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), in protest at an interview with far-right Dutch politician Geert Wilders.

ABC said it was investigating "reports of a security breach on an ABC site", with a Twitter user named #Phr0zenM claiming it was part of a hacking mission named #OpWilders.

"ABC hacked for giving a platform for Geert Wilders to spread hatred #OpWilders - database leaked!" @Phr0zenM said.

The details of some 50,000 Australians, including email addresses, usernames and passwords, addresses and other sensitive information, were reportedly posted online by the Twitter user, with victims said to include some 1,000 government employees.

 
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