Australian government sites attacked by 'Titstorm'

Members of the group known as Anonymous have launched a DDoS attack in protest against plans to force ISPs to filter content
Written by Colin Ho, Contributor and  Ben Grubb, Contributor on

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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