blog Most of Australia just had one of those awesome, lazy four day weekends that are so rare. We lazed around watching TV, went on hikes through Australia’s beautiful landscape, or even attended music festivals. However, it appears that IT staff at Western Australia’s Public Transport Authority had a rather different kind of weekend: One in which they descended into the hell of trying to clean out hackers from their IT systems. iTnews reports (we recommend you click here for the full article):
“A spokesperson said the department had acted out of caution after spotting the security issue and did not believe the attacker’s bid at entry had been successful.”
We’d be remiss if we didn’t mention that this is the second major hack attack on the Western Australian Government in just the past several months. In mid-February, as you may recall, a “trojan virus” took the IT and telephone systems of the WA Parliament offline. What’s happening over there in Western Australia? A spate of Internet nasties? Or is it just perhaps that hackers in general have finally realised what the state’s Auditor-General has been saying for years … that the State Government’s IT security is, frankly, pathetic?