Australian banks targeted in Windows attack

Wednesday, 28 April 2004, 10:41 AM EST

Internet Security Systems (Australia) Managing Director Kim Duffy said the company’s Global Threat Operations Centre first discovered attacks being launched worldwide late Thursday evening.

“By Friday 8 am the attacks had escalated significantly and by lunch time we became aware that hackers were trying to infiltrate many of Australia’s largest financial institutions,” Mr Duffy said.

“Although many were already protected by us, we took the precaution of alerting them and, as a courtesy, we also faxed Australia’s top 500 private and top 500 public companies” he said.

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