CLIENTS NOT A ‘TARGET’ – Friday April 26 2013

– The Sydney company that employed the self-proclaimed leader of an international hacking rings says he did not target any of his clients.
Matthew Flannery, 24, was working with the company as an overnight IT help-desk assistant for a US firm when he allegedly broke into and defaced an Australian Government website.
He was arrests on Tuesday at the offices of Content Security at North Ryde, Sydney, where he was a probationary employee, after a two-week intelligence-led investigation by the Australian Federal Police.
The alleged hacker, known by the online handle AushOk, was already being monitored by overseas police and is accused of breaking into a federal government website earlier this month.
Mr Flannery, from Point Clare on the NSW Central Coast, is alleged to have altered data on the site and posted an image on its front page. He was charged with three counts of hacking activity – offences carrying a maximum combined penalty of 12 years in jail.
Police refused to identify the website concerned, which is believed to belong to a state or local government agency.
On Thursday, a spokesman for Content Security said its clients were not targeted by the alleged hacker.
Mr Flannery will appear in Woy Woy Local Court on May 15th – The Age


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