Austal faces extortion bid after data breach | ABC New (Australia)

Australian Information Security Incident Reported: November 2 2018

A cyber security breach and extortion attempt on the WA-based Defence shipbuilder has escalated fears about attacks on national security.

Austal has confirmed “some staff email addresses and mobile phone numbers” were accessed in the hack. It also confirmed ship drawings might have been stolen. Then unknown attacker tried to on-sell “certain materials” in an apparent extortion bid.

Source: Who is Austal and why would hackers want its secrets?

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