Aussie web hosts compromised in malware campaign


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Eight Australian web hosting providers were compromised in a malware attack in May last year, with customers’ websites accessed and used as a front for “financial gain”.

The attack was detailed this morning by the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC), which said it detected and then worked with the providers to mitigate against the attack.

None of the eight web hosts is named by the ACSC.

“While we will not be identifying the web hosting providers, it is important to note that all affected web hosting providers were advised to take remediation actions and we commend them for working collaboratively with us,” ACSC head Alastair MacGibbon said in a statement.

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