The Australia's Classification Board website, which determines
Australia's film, literature and media classifications, appears to have been
hacked by protesters against its regime.
The site, which at the time of writing was inaccessible, was confirmed by the
classification board's staff to News.com.au to have been hacked last
night by what appear to be anti-censorship protesters.
"This site contains information about the boards that have the right to
CONTROL YOUR FREEDOMZ," the protesters wrote.
"The Classification Board has the right to not just classify content (the
name is an ELABORATE TRICK), but also the right to DECIDE WHAT IS AND ISNT
APPROPRIATE and BAN CONTENT FROM THE PUBLIC [sic]."
The hack occurred shortly after Minister for Communications Stephen Conroy
appeared on the ABC's current affairs
panel Q&A, where the second half of the show was dedicated to the
ongoing debate about Conroy's proposed mandatory filtering scheme.
The message the hackers had posted on the Classification Board's site
appeared to reference comments the minister had made some months ago regarding
the Greens which last December announced it wouldn't support mandatory ISP
"All opposers must HATE CHILDREN, and therefore must be KILLED WITH A LARGE
MELONS during the PROSECUTION PARTIES IN SEPTEMBER [sic]," the hackers
Spokespeople from the board were unable to respond to ZDNet Asia's sister site ZDNet Australia's
questions at the time of writing.