The media office of the Tasmanian Government has this morning been taken offline after a hacker group calling itself Satanic Souls planted its flag in the government's press release system.
Tasmanian government media site is offline after the hack. (Screenshot by Luke Hopewell/ZDNet Australia)
A media advisory issued automatically from the government's email system this morning flagged an appearance from "Acting Acting Premier Lara Giddings" and "Minister for Human Services Cassy O'Connor", complete with the heading "54tani1c 50uls was Here! — by Sp1d3r", as seen on The Mercury.
The defaced release also bore an image of Neo, a character from The Matrix.
The Tasmanian Government media office told ZDNet Australia that the issue is currently being investigated and refused to comment further on the extent of the attack.