Claimed blacklist spreads on internet

Internet users have started replicating and publishing a list which its anonymous leakers had claimed was the list of banned websites in Australia used by the Australian Communications and Media Authority.

in brief Internet users have started replicating and publishing a list which its anonymous leakers had claimed was the list of banned websites in Australia used by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA).

At least one popular anonymous file sharing site and one blog seen by ZDNet.com.au today had started hosting a copy of the list, increasing its availability. Wikileaks, the site which first published the list this afternoon, appeared to be experiencing congestion.

The list was originally believed to be the ACMA blacklist, but Communications Minister Stephen Conroy issued a statement within the last hour or so which said it was not, despite having some URLs in common.

Conroy has also condemned the leaking of the list, threatening criminal prosecution to the person who originally made it public.

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