"Foreign Hackers" Launch DDoS Attacks on Australia’s Census Website

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) said that foreign hackers had launched cyber-attacks on the ABS Census website yesterday in an attempt to sabotage its “Census Night.” Apparently, their attacks were successful because the ABS willingly shut down its website to prevent further damage.

The ABS Census Night, or the Census of Population and Housing, is a mandatory event that takes place every five years in Australia. Every Australian must fill in and submit a form detailing who lives in their house and a description of their home and properties.

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