Eight Aussies on Islamic State hackers 'hit list'
THE Australian Federal Police says it is aware of claims that eight Australians feature on a "hit list" released by a group calling itself the Islamic State Hacking Division.
The group has released details of 1,400 people, including mobile phone numbers, online passwords, private emails and credit card information, on social media.
The leak includes the personal information of Australian Defence Force employees, a Victorian MP and several public servants.
The AFP has issued a statement saying it will liaise with state and territory agencies on an appropriate response.
Deakin University Professor Greg Barton, an expert in global Islamic politics, said the group had used "amateurish" hacking techniques to target "low-hanging fruit", but the use of the information was worrying.