Last week hardware group Natbuild filed an affidavit at Melbourne’s Federal Court alleging its competitor Mitre 10 hacked into its website accessing sensitive supplier trade agreements.
The Natural Build Supplier Group alleges in its affidavit that a Mitre 10 employee acquired confidential supplier information from its Natbuild website, according to a fresh report from The Australian Financial Review.
Natbuild says that computers with IP addresses registered to Mitre 10 or its subsidiary, Danks, were used to hack into its website and access 44 trading agreements the company has with suppliers.
Natbuild chairman’s Martin Hartcher spoke with AFR on Monday voicing his concern over the unlawful access and the implications of Mitre 10 having access to its confidential supplier agreements.
The mater is still in court, with the next court session on Thursday this week. Power Retail will bring you more information on this.