Australian police unsuccessfully seek to have hosting company pull down leaked data website

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May 5, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP

An investigator with the Australian Federal Police this week asked an Icelandic hosting company to pull down a website dedicated to documenting hacker history, sharing information security educational resources and publishing materials from hackers.

The website, Enlace Hactivista, had earlier published a statement from a group of hackers going by the acronym “ACAB” (all cyber-cops are bastards) who claimed to have hacked nearly 286,000 emails from the Nauru Police Force they say exposes the horrific abuse and detainee treatment within the island nation’s asylum and refugee system. Nauru is an independent Pacific island nation and an offshore location where Australia processes asylum claims.

The hosting company, FlokiNET, said no.

“Dear Australian Federal Police,” the company tweeted Wednesday. “Nice try to shut down whistleblower websites but this will not be possible with the ones we host. The public has a right to know what’s happening in Nauru and you will not stop it.”

An email that Australian Federal Police cybercrime investigator Jim Astley sent to FlokiNET a few hours before the tweet said the agency was investigating the hack of the Nauruan Police email servers.

“We’d be grateful if you could

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