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Indonesian group hacks Crime Stoppers site

Indonesian group hacks Crime Stoppers site: Indonesian hackers are targeting Australian police and other government agencies’ websites as payback for spying on their president but no critical police information has been compromised.

The hacking group called BlackSinChan is reportedly acquiring and publishing encrypted passcodes of some Australian websites, leaving a message on one site “This is the payback for Spying Indonesia!”

Their actions follow revelations last week that Australian intelligence monitored the phones of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, his wife and other top Indonesian officials.

However Australian Federal Police said on Monday no sensitive information was compromised when the hackers accessed log-in details of a member through the Crime Stoppers website.

Crime Stoppers Australia deputy chairman Peter Price said some information published by the hackers on Facebook was real while other snippets, including passwords, were not.

“Yes, the website was hacked and yes, they published information on the internet, which was not of any critical relevance,” he said.

Indonesian-based cyber group BlackSinchan posted on Facebook on Friday what it claimed was encrypted passwords and emails attached to members of NSW, South Australia and Tasmania Police, Crime Stoppers and Australian Federal Police.

The post, which comes amid heightening tensions between Australia and Indonesia over a spying scandal, said the release was a “warning for (the) Australian Government”. The hackers appear to elude that more information was accessed beyond the email information.

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