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    Hackers attack Australian government over internet filter plans

    Hackers attack Australian government over internet filter plans - Telegraph
    Published: 7:00AM GMT 11 Feb 2010

    As part of "Operation Titstorm" the Prime Minister's home page was plastered with pornography. The Australian parliamentary website was also crippled for almost an hour. Among the ministries affected was the Communications Department, which is pressing for a compulsory internet filter for pornography and other "offensive" content.

    The Attorney-General's Department said the distributed denial-of-service attack, which blocked access to the sites, was launched by the group "Anonymous", which has also used hacking techniques to attack websites belonging to the Church of Scientology.
    The Australian Broadcasting Corp. reported that a statement from Anonymous said the attack was intended to protest the government's mandatory filter, particularly its blocking of certain pornography sites.

    Anonymous said in an email: "No government should have the right to refuse its citizens access to information solely because they perceive it to be 'unwanted'. The Australian government will learn that one does not mess with our porn." A similar attack last September was also attributed to the group.
    I find this completely warranted and hilarious.

    Good job Anon.
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    Re: Hackers attack Australian government over internet filter plans

    hopefully the government will eventually realise how ridiculous it is, and how easy it will be to get round
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    Re: Hackers attack Australian government over internet filter plans

    Nerds, strike again! Mwa ha ha ha ha!
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    Re: Hackers attack Australian government over internet filter plans

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Hackers attack Australian government over internet filter plans - Telegraph
    Published: 7:00AM GMT 11 Feb 2010





    I find this completely warranted and hilarious.

    Good job Anon.
    I don't think terrorism has ever been successful in the history of mankind. This kind of thing is just going to inspire the opposition. Good job Anon.
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    Re: Hackers attack Australian government over internet filter plans

    Quote Originally Posted by Tsunami View Post
    I don't think terrorism has ever been successful in the history of mankind. This kind of thing is just going to inspire the opposition. Good job Anon.
    I disagree, anything is justified when a minority is abused, restricted etc just because government said so.
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    Re: Hackers attack Australian government over internet filter plans

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    I disagree, anything is justified when a minority is abused, restricted etc just because government said so.
    I didn't say it wasn't justified, I said it wasn't successful.
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    Re: Hackers attack Australian government over internet filter plans

    I don't think terrorism has ever been successful in the history of mankind. This kind of thing is just going to inspire the opposition. Good job Anon.
    I think whether it is terrorism or not depends on the content of the porn they were using. Most of it is pretty benign, but some of it could leave one scarred for life.

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    Re: Hackers attack Australian government over internet filter plans

    Quote Originally Posted by Tsunami View Post
    I didn't say it wasn't justified, I said it wasn't successful.
    I don't know the story didn't explain everything they were doing.

    Black faxes, Ddos attacks and other nasties.
    They were still working at it last night.
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