Incident: Police probe real estate cyber attack on Australian real estate digital firm | Herald Sun
Australian Information Security Incident Reported: July 7 2016
POLICE have launched an investigation into an unprecedented cyber attack against a booming digital real estate firm. The company attacked — Box+Dice — is suggesting it could have been launched by vested interests in the state’s multi-billion dollar housing industry.
The Herald Sun learned that late last year, cyber criminals illegally flooded the Albert Park-based firm’s networks — which handle online operations for about 3000 real estate agents — with millions of phony hits in order to crash the systems, in a technique commonly known as a “denial of service” attack.