Titstorm still flooding govt

Summary:The group known as Anonymous has continued its attack on government websites today in protest against the Australian Government's proposed internet service provider level filter.

The group known as Anonymous has continued its attack on government websites today in protest against the Australian Government's proposed internet service provider level filter.

Operation Titstorm

Operation Titstorm pamphlet (Screenshot by Ben Grubb/ZDNet.com.au)

The attacks hit the Australian Parliament House servers yesterday morning, taking down the site's homepage. At the time of writing www.aph.gov.au was still offline.

The Attorney-General's Department confirmed that the attacks had continued today.

"[The] attacks on government websites by individuals belonging to the Anonymous group, which commenced on 10 February, continue to affect the availability of the Australian Parliament House website," the department said in a statement sent to ZDNet.com.au.

The government was still investigating the issue and briefing its departments to respond to the attacks.

"Government agencies identified as potential targets by Anonymous were briefed in advance and were provided with suggested mitigation strategies," the statement said.

"The Cyber Security Operations Centre, in the Defence Signals Directorate, continues to monitor the situation and to provide IT security advisers in each of the targeted agencies with assistance to monitor and respond to the threat. As inquiries are ongoing, it would be inappropriate to comment further at this time."

Topics: Collaboration, Censorship, Security

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