Anonymous: We Hacked Australian Intelligence
ASIO says website lacks sensitive info
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Aug 10, 2012 11:34 AM CDT
In this May 15, 2011 file photo people wearing masks often used by a group that calls itself "Anonymous" take part in a rally in Madrid.   (AP Photo/Arturo Rodriguez)

(Newser) – Anonymous claims its latest hacking target was Australia's domestic intelligence agency, known as ASIO. Australian news reported the site was down for a half hour this morning, and the agency says there were technical problems—but it adds that the public site doesn't host any classified information. Thus a hack "would not represent a risk to ASIO's business," says a rep.

Hackers—who appear to have been angered by now-shelved government plans to store two years' worth of citizens' web histories—also went after the attorney general's website, as well as other government sites, AFP reports. The Twitter stream for a group known as Operation Australia said the attacks would stop tonight, "BUT we will never stop watching!"
 

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