Incident: Queensland and Australian govt sites hijacked by crypto coin miner | iTnews

Incident: Queensland and Australian govt sites hijacked by crypto coin miner | iTnews

Australian Information Security Incident Reported: February 12 2018

The Queensland government’s main site for its legislation has been hijacked, as have websites belonging to the likes of Queensland Urban Utilities, the Victorian parliament, and South Australia’s City of Unley.

More than 4000 Australian and global government websites have been hijacked to run the Coinhive crypto currency mining software after a popular accessibility tool was compromised by attackers.

Source: Australian govt sites hijacked by crypto coin miner

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