Victoria's Monash University has acknowledged that its website was briefly broken into on Saturday and replaced with what appeared to be an Iranian flag encased in a geographical map of the country.
Australia’s largest university, Monash in Melbourne, is set to expand the presence of Google technology on campus, now providing staff across the university with Google Apps Education edition, following the successful transition of students to the web-based service last November.
A joint report just published by Monash University’s Centre for Community Networking Research and the Victorian Council of Social Service (VCOSS), recommends the strengthening of information and communication technology (ICT) capability in the community services sector, arguing that it is critical for its success in promoting social justice, equity and inclusion in 21st century Australia.
The National Security Agency's website has been down for at least 30 minutes. Officials have acknowledged the outage, but won't say if it was hacked. At least a few Twitter accounts that sound like the elite hacktivist contingent, Anonymous, are taking credit.
Official Anonymous channels are just making fun of the outage:
umm @WhiteHouse your NSA.gov is broke.
In 2010 the Iranian election Iranian election protests - the "Green Revolution" - was at it's tail end, though few knew the tumult of the Arab Spring was to come. The Iranian authorities were rounding up key anti-government leaders. People who had spoken out against the election result, which appeared to the whole world to have been rigged, found themselves in grave danger.