Hackers steal data from Austria TV fee collector

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The Austrian authority that collects state television fees from customers says hackers have stolen 214,000 data files from its server, including 96,000 containing sensitive bank account information.
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GIS says the cyberattack by a group identifying itself as “AustrAnon” occurred Friday. It said Monday that it has started informing customers whose data has been stolen and is taking steps to improve security.
Austrian state television is partially funded by viewers’ fees.
The culprits are believed to be linked to the loosely knit hacker group “Anonymous,” known for cyberattacks worldwide.