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."
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.