An Eastern European criminal syndicate has hacked into a small Australian business and stolen details of half a million credit cards from the company’s network.
Its network was protected with default passwords and carried both benign and unsecured transactional data. The company had left RDP activated so it could monitor stocks.
“The network was setup by some local suppliers who didn’t understand IT security,” Det. Sup. Marden said. “It was a disaster waiting to happen.
It was suspected the attack could result in more than $25 million in fraudulent transactions.
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