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    Census website attacked by foreign hackers
    Updated: 7:08 am, Wednesday, 10 August 2016


    The census website was shut down after being attacked by foreign hackers, the Australian Bureau of Statistics says.

    'It was an attack,' chief statistician David Kalisch told ABC radio on Wednesday.

    'It was quite clear it was malicious.' The ABS is now working with the Australian Signals Directorate to determine the source of the attack.

    Mr Kalisch said so far it had been very difficult to work out where it came from.

    In the past Australian government websites have been attacked by Chinese hackers.

    A number of digital assaults on the census website began during the day on Tuesday and were repelled.

    But the frequency increased as the evening neared and many Australians trying to reach the census site after 7pm couldn't connect.

    It was at this point the ABS said it began the process of shutting down the site.

    Mr Kalisch said he believed the details of people - including Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull - who had managed to successfully access the site were secure.

    'I can certainly reassure Australians the data they provided is safe,' he said.

    About 1.3 million people successfully completed the form until the outage at around 7.30pm (AEST) on Tuesday.

    The ABS confirmed the crash was due to the high volume of users accessing the site.

    The crash has prompted the Twitter hashtag '#censusfail', with hundreds of Australians taking to the social media site to express their frustration.

    The census, which is held every five years, has been a divisive issue with the community.

    The likes of independent senators Nick Xenophon and Jacqui Lambie along with Sarah Hanson-Young and Scott Ludlam from the Greens are resisting the compulsory request to provide their names and addresses amid privacy concerns.

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    - See more at: http://www.skynews.com.au/news/top-s....XU4Jd2bM.dpuf

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    Looks like nothing was accessed. Just idiots trying to get the site down. Well done losers

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    So anyone filling out the form after 7:30pm, where did their info go?

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    Haven't you ever filled out a form online and had it fail to submit? Nothing happens to it, the data gets lost and you have to put it in all over again. So freakin annoying!

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    Glad to hear no data was accessed and it was "only" a DOS attack. Just goes to show that there are some people out there interested in our census...

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    Or it could of been a "revenge attack" for dissing a drug cheating swimmer

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    Quote Originally Posted by witherwings View Post
    Haven't you ever filled out a form online and had it fail to submit? Nothing happens to it, the data gets lost and you have to put it in all over again. So freakin annoying!
    Yes of course I have BUT these hackers are clever and way ahead of what we would expect them to do, what if the fail was a redirect of some sort?

    This is filthy.

    What's the point now?
    Most people who couldn't get in last night will request the paper form delaying the hole process by weeks.

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    Probably just a lame excuse for its failure

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    I just need to LOL at this. Luckily my tin foil hat kept me nice and warm last night.

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    What I don't understand is how is putting your name on the census any different to signing up to loyalty cards? How do we know that good old Best n Less for example don't store their customer info securely or have hackers get into their computers ? If someone wants your information they will get it ..

    Medicare , Centrelink , ATO, passport office to name a few all have your name and address and store it for years and years . How is the census any different?

    Maybe I'm missing something?

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