Australian government sites attacked by 'Titstorm'

Australian government sites attacked by 'Titstorm'

Summary: Members of the group known as Anonymous have launched a DDoS attack in protest against plans to force ISPs to filter content

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The internet group 'Anonymous' has attacked two prominent Australian government websites in protest against the federal government's plan to compel ISPs to filter out certain online content.

The distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks hit the websites for the Australian Parliament House and Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy on Wednesday morning local time.

"The [Australian Parliament House] site continues to be the target of a DDoS attack and is currently experiencing intermittent availability," the attorney general's office said in a statement. "The government continues to monitor the issue and [the Defence Signals Directorate] is continuing to work with affected agencies."

Operation Titstorm
 
Anonymous launched the attack as a protest against internet filtering plans
 

The Anonymous operation, named 'Titstorm', was launched in a bid to tell the Australian government that its mandatory ISP-level filtering plan was not wanted.

For more on this story, see Govt websites attacked by Titstorm on ZDNet Australia.

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