Sunday, 12 August 2012
Anonymous shut down Australian spy agency
"ASIO is aware that there may have been some technical issues with its public website," a spokesperson said.
The Sydney Morning Herald reported that ASIO's website was down for at least 30 minutes Friday morning, but it appeared to be loading normally Friday afternoon. Operation Australia, which has its own @Op_Australia Twitter stream said it would "stop the attacks at 10pm Aus. BUT we will never stop watching!".
The personal and departmental websites of Attorney-General Nicola Roxon, the ruling Labor party's South Australia branch and Tasmania police sites were also targeted in the plot. It appeared linked to a controversial government plan to store the web history of all Australians for up to two years which was shelved Thursday until after the 2013 elections.