Anonymous recently launched Operation Australia with a plan to target major websites and reveal confidential data that would expose more than 600K of customer data of a major local Internet Service Provider.
Anonymous said it will leak more than 40GB of data and promised that no individualsâ€™ personal details will be compromised. The hacktivists recently said that â€œsomething bigâ€ will go down soon and the exposure of such data would be it.
The Australia ISP that was exposed is still a mystery but not many have a user base that surpasses 600,000 subscribers. On Operation Australiaâ€™s Twitter channel, Anonymous warns Australia to â€œBe Prepared #Australia! Something #BIG is heading your way! #anonymous #OpAustraliaâ€.
â€” OperationAustralia (@Op_Australia) July 23, 2012
The 40GB of data will probably be exposed soon, as Anonymous recently Tweeted â€œAlmost there #Australia………â€ The hacktivist group has a long track record of collecting and dumping sensitive data on websites such as Pastebin.
Operation Australia is the latest in a long line of named hacking attacks through which the organization managed to expose classified information. Revealing 600k of customer data will prove that ISPs need to toughen security and keep a close eye on hacking attempts.