Aussie Watchdog Warns Telecom Co. Over Anonymous Hack

Law360, New York (April 24, 2013, 1:46 PM EDT) -- An Australian government watchdog on Wednesday slapped one of the country's biggest telecommunications providers with a formal warning, saying the company failed to adequately protect customer data in connection with a 2012 breach linked to the activist hacker collective Anonymous.

Citing a breach of the country's Telecommunications Consumer Protections Code, the Australian Communications and Media Authority chastised Telecom New Zealand Ltd. subsidiary AAPT Ltd. over a lack of adequate safeguards for the billing and related personal information of some of its small business clients.

That data,...
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