Anonymous Could Expose More Than 600K IPS Customer Details
Anonymous recently launched Operation Australia with a plan to target major websites and reveal confidential data that would expose more than 600K of customer data of a major local Internet Service Provider.
Anonymous said it will leak more than 40GB of data and promised that no individuals’ personal details will be compromised. The hacktivists recently said that “something big” will go down soon and the exposure of such data would be it.
The Australia ISP that was exposed is still a mystery but not many have a user base that surpasses 600,000 subscribers. On Operation Australia’s Twitter channel, Anonymous warns Australia to “Be Prepared #Australia! Something #BIG is heading your way! #anonymous #OpAustralia”.
— OperationAustralia (@Op_Australia) July 23, 2012
The 40GB of data will probably be exposed soon, as Anonymous recently Tweeted “Almost there #Australia………” The hacktivist group has a long track record of collecting and dumping sensitive data on websites such as Pastebin.
Operation Australia is the latest in a long line of named hacking attacks through which the organization managed to expose classified information. Revealing 600k of customer data will prove that ISPs need to toughen security and keep a close eye on hacking attempts.