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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Melbourne Film Festival hacked - July 2009


DATE:
2009-07

AFFECTED COUNTRIES:
Australia

AFFECTED SITES:
melbournefilmfestival.com.au

EFFECT OF ATTACKS:
Site down, $50,000 in lost sales.

SOURCE COUNTRY:
China

ALLEGED ATTACKERS:
Chinese government

TYPE OF ATTACK:
Hack

ATTACK SPECIFICS:
n/a

EVENT DESCRIPTION:
After the Melbourne International Film festival refused the Chinese consulate's request to remove the film The 10 Conditions of Love, its website was hacked. The film is a documentary about human rights activist Rabiya Kadeer, leader of the Uyghur opposition movement against China.

URLS:
1. http://www.theconcordian.com/exploring-the-plight-of-china-s-other-tibet-1.1268883
2. http://www.theage.com.au/national/chinese-hack-into-film-festival-site-20090725-dwvx.html


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