Hackers hit charity donation site

PAUL BIBBY, March 20, 2010

THE internet services of two autism support organisations have been crashed by computer hackers and a third may also have fallen victim, raising fears of a targeted attack to coincide with autism month.

Austism Spectrum Australia (ASPECT), the country's autism service provider, is losing hundreds of dollars in online donations each day after its website was hit by hackers early on Sunday.

The hackers closed web forums, a group email service and registration pages for events.

The codeword-restricted intranet site for the autism training organisation Positive Partnerships was also hit.

Austism Victoria's intranet service also went down.

The first two attacks were traced to IP addresses in the United States and experts said they appeared to be deliberate.

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Comments

This is true, donation Web

This is true, donation Web sites have been attacked recently and I don't really understand why hackers need to gain access on it. Is it because of money? Why not find a good and decent job instead of trying to gain something from other people. The government should do something about this - probably set a much better law against illegal hackers. If they don't take action on this, perhaps there would be no end to the ingenuity of these criminal hackers.