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Anonymous: “ASIO Down. DSD, You’re Next!”

DATA LOSS—AUSTRALIA

August 16, 2012

The hacker group Anonymous claims to have shut down the public website of the Australia Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) and has threatened that its next target is the Defense Signals Directorate (DSD), reports The Australian. ASIO says that while it experienced “technical issues with its public website,” no classified data is held on the site and “disruption would not represent a risk to ASIO’s business.” A DSD spokeswoman says that organisation is "aware of recent hacktivist group activity,” but the site remains online and contains no classified information. The privacy commissioner is currently investigating hacking incidents at AAPT and Melbourne IT—for which Anonymous has claimed responsibility. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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