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Hack at an Australian Airport Linked to Vietnamese Man


A male of Vietnamese national, aged 31, is facing an imprisonment sentence being involved in executing a hack, which compromised Perth International Airport's PC-network, while led to sensitive security procedures and building plans stolen.


Cyber-security advisor Alistair MacGibbon serving Malcolm Tumbull the Prime Minister of Australia in an interview to local media said the hacker took away an enormous volume of data albeit the criminal couldn't access aircraft operations related systems as well as radars. Security Boulevard posted this on the Web dated December 13, 2017.


Australian Federal Police communicated with Vietnam police about the hack; consequently, the latter arrested Le Duc Hoang Hai a man linked to the attack. The Western Australian reported this.


MacGibbon said that the assault almost missed something which could've resulted in far worse a situation.


However, the interesting part of the incident was that the hacker was able in breaking into crucial computer systems installed inside the airport.


Over and over, companies and organizations have realized that the weakness within their defenses is due to their workers, while especially problems may arise at the time outside contractors don't regard security with so much seriousness as the organization for whom they work.


That is why it is always very appropriate that in addition to insisting training on security awareness for all workers, whether inside or outside the organization, and that they adhere to best practice in connection with selecting distinct, difficult to crack passwords, there must also be other authentication techniques in use for verifying people's identities who link up with the network.


Thus, a most unacceptable thing is if somebody accesses any corporate network from a remote distance by simply logging in with username and password. For as some minimum measures, Internet Protocol white-listing and dual-factor verification are good to use for lessening possibilities that some illegitimate hacker dives into the network.


Le Duc Hoang Hai, besides hacking the Perth International Airport, is as well known to have breached several organizations in Vietnam like telecom firms besides banks and certain military newspaper's website. Hoang Hai currently faces a sentence of jail for 4 years.

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