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.

Source: Herald Sun