A prankster claims credit for a takeover of Scott Morrison’s web domain, hosting an image of the PM along with an obscene pop-punk song about a teenage love affair called Scotty Doesn’t Know.
In a Facebook post dated 5:20pm (AEDT) yesterday, a man named Jack Genesin claimed credit for the prank, claiming Mr Morrison had forgotten to renew his website and it had expired.
“Most fun I’ve had with $50 in a long time,” Mr Genesin said.
Source: ‘Scotty Doesn’t Know’: PM’s website plays lewd song after internet prank takeover
The PM says everyone should change their password regularly.
Source: Malcolm Turnbull reveals his iTunes account was hacked once | The West Australian
THE Australian Federal Police is not yet investigating Joe Hockey’s claim that his twitter account was hacked, despite two similar cases affecting high-profile politicians in the past month.
Source: Twitter hack: Joe Hockey’s account liked tweet calling PM Malcolm Turnbull a ‘cranky prick’
Political parties are exempt from Australia’s looming data breach notification laws, but David Irvine, former head of ASIO, wants to know why.
Source: Former ASIO head questions why political parties are exempt from breach disclosure | ZDNet
Qld Labor MP Mark Bailey will not face criminal charges after a CCC investigation into his deleted private email account.
Source: Queensland Labor MP Mark Bailey avoids criminal charges over deleted private email account – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Toowoomba Regional Council candidate, Diane Warr was left dumbfounded after a hacker posted sexually explicit photographs on her personal Facebook page.
A notification for a friend request appeared on her page and she went through her normal practice of checking to see if they had mutual friends.
Source: The Chronicle http://www.thechronicle.com.au/news/candidate-hit-sexually-explicit-facebook-hack/2949239/