Cracker put details on web in spite

Thursday, 18 September 2003, 3:46 PM EST

A 14-year-old hacker put 895 customer records of Hamilton internet provider Net4U on the web in an act of spite.

The information included the names, addresses and telephone numbers, as well as email addresses, passwords and customers' credit card numbers with expiry dates.

Net4U customer Dan Clark of Scarfies.net in Dunedin said he was outraged his details had been put on the web. He had been happy with Net4U's overall service, but "in terms of security, they've obviously got a lot to learn still" and planned to move off the internet provider soon.

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