The stolen employee records.
Australian defense company, Austral announced the hacker attack, which was stolen the personal files of employees. The stolen data including email addresses and staff mobile phone numbers, were partially published on the Internet for the purpose of extortion, but Austral is already stated that under no circumstances “will not respond to attempts of blackmail by criminals.”
In the statement made by the company, indicated that “the enterprise’s security system was hacked by unknown attackers”. As a result, in the hands of the hackers appeared to be personnel files. “To date there is no evidence that in the hands of criminals got the information concerning national security or the commercial activities of the company,” notes Austral.
Company representatives also stressed that the hacking attack affected only the Australian office Austral.
The Ministry of defence of Australia confirmed the hacking of the security system Austral, but also noted that “evidence of the theft of technology or classified information is not revealed”. The national security Agency of Australia has begun investigating the incident.
Austal is an Australian company which specializiruetsya on the design and construction of aluminum vessels. The main products of the company – passenger and freight ferries, luxury yachts and military ships. The company has production in three countries: Australia, the Philippines and USA (Austal USA).
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