Hackers bring down Australian PM’s website

[AAP] The prime minister’s website has been hacked in protest over a federal government proposal to introduce a mandatory filter to censor internet content.The pm.gov.au website was brought down at about 7.20 (AEST) last night along with that of the Australian Communications and Media Authority.There was also an apparent attempt to bring down the website of the Communications Minister, Stephen Conroy.A check confirmed the PM’s website was down at 8pm.The cyber attack is apparently in response to the proposal to introduce mandatory internet filtering.
http://www.smh.com.au/technology/security/hackers-bring-down-pms-website-20090910-fhu7.htmlAlso see:‘Anonymous’ knocks PM, ACMA offline [AAP]
The loose alliance of internet pests known as ‘Anonymous’ temporarily knocked websites belonging to Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and the Australian Communications and Media Authority offline last night.
http://www.builderau.com.au/news/soa/-Anonymous-knocks-PM-ACMA-offline/0,339028227,339298442,00.htmHackers in ‘just juvenile’ censor filter attack [AAP]
COMMUNICATIONS Minister Stephen Conroy has described an attack on Federal Government websites as “juvenile”.
http://www.news.com.au/story/0,27574,26053182-29277,00.htmlPM’s site suffers Anonymous DDos attack [CIO]
Threats from protest group Anonymous to disable the Web site of the Australian Prime Minister appear to have rung true.A spokesperson from the Australian Computer Emergency Response team confirmed that the pm.gov.au had come under a distributed denial of service (DDos) attack last night and was taken down as a result, however no intrusion into the site was detected.A spokesperson from the Australian Federal Police said that as of 11am this morning, the matter had not been referred to the agency for investigation, but was instead being managed by the Attorney General’s office.
http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/318011/Rudd website attacked in filter protest
The Federal Government is investigating reports a group of internet activists managed to temporarily shut down the Prime Minister’s website.

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