Census Hacked

The Website for the Australian Census was attacked by foreign hackers.  The ABS says they spent hundreds of thousands of dollars in testing the the ABS Website.


Was it Dr Evil?

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The actual hack was DDoS which is short for Distributed Denial of Service.

DDoS is a type of DOS attack where multiple compromised systems, which are often infected with a Trojan, are used to target a single system causing a Denial of Service (DoS) attack. Victims of a DDoS attack consist of both the end targeted system and all systems maliciously used and controlled by the hacker in the distributed attack.