Oz TV station ABC hacked by anti-Geert Wilders activist

geertDutch politician Geert Wilders, founder and leader of the Party for Freedom (Partij voor de Vrijheid,  is is also a rabid anti-Islam campaigner.

Now, Australian TV station ABC has released a statement admitting one of its websites was hacked by an activist opposing Wilders, it says.

“ABC was made aware that an ABC television program website was hacked”, it says,

“The website relates to the ABC television program Making Australia Happy, which aired in late 2010.”

Adds the story,  “A webpage pointing to the leaked information claims the hack is in response to the ABC giving airtime to right wing Dutch politician Geert Wilders.”

“At this stage, we are still investigating the details of the breach.

“However, we do know that it has exposed the name, username and a hashed version of the password that audience members used to register on the program website. As soon as the ABC was made aware of this activity the site was shut down.

“This breach originated at an overseas location and an activist has claimed responsibility for it.

ABC  says it’ll be contacting  people who’ve been “directly affected”.

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