Mil­i­tary mis­ma­n­oeu­vres

Aus­tralia

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30GB of data has been stolen from a small Aus­tralian mil­i­tary de­fence con­trac­tor. The data was re­port­edly stored and han­dled in a very poor man­ner in terms of se­cu­rity, and in­cluded tech­ni­cal in­for­ma­tion on jet fighters, trans­port air­craft and smart bomb kits.

The breach was the work of the con­trac­tor’s se­nior IT tech­ni­cian, who mis­used his ac­cess priv­i­leges to get into the email ac­counts of 10 mem­bers of his unit and a per­sonal drive. He ac­cessed the re­stricted net­works sev­eral times with­out au­thor­ity.

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