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Anti-internet censorship group attacks Australian parliament website

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http://digitizor.com – The Australian Parliament website was attacked by what is believed to be a DDoS attack today. The attack comes two days after a hacking group called Anonymous threatened to attack the Australian government websites over the Australian government’s attempt to impose internet censorship. In December 2009, the Australian Telecommunication Minister, Stephen Conroy, proposed filtering of illegal and “unwanted” contents by the ISP. In reply to the proposal, Anonymous issued a press release two days ago on Monday: No government should have the right to refuse its citizens access to information solely because they perceive it to be unwanted. Indeed, the only possible interpretation of ‘unwanted content’ is content that the government itself does not want to be seen. Australian Parliamentary Services Secretary Alan Thompson told The Australian that the parliament’s website was hit by more than 7.5 million requests per second. The Austrailan Parliament website is still down at the time of the writing of this post. [image credit: www.internationalfreepresssociety.org] Related Posts : Ubuntu Malware for DDoS Attack Found in Screensaver 5 tips to save your Reddit comments from the recent hack Malware found in Firefox Add-ons Alert : Reddit under attack 4 ways to find out if your Wordpress installation has been affected by eval / base64_decode Whats This? (HowTos)