“Hello, This is a message to the New Zealand Government”, says the voice-over to an Anonymous video headed up >>>
AnonOps New Zealand DDOS Attack 28th March 2011 5PM EST
That’s only four days away, three across the world in New Zealand.
“Some Internal Affairs websites are still unavailable”, says Computerworld NZ, going on, “The Department does not yet know what caused the problem, which it describes as very unusual. Internal Affairs sites have historically been very stable.
“There has been speculation that the loss of website service is linked to a particular threat publicised on some websites over Internal Affairs efforts to limit the international trade in images of child sexual abuse.
“There are always threats and risks to websites. We have no reason to believe that the problem is linked to any particular threat, or even that it involves any hostile action at all,” according to deputy chief executive Stephen Crombie in the story.
“We are working to bring the sites back in a way that gives us maximum information about the problem, and we are working through to find the cause. Whatever the cause, the restored websites will be more resilient than they were, but no website is invulnerable and we cannot guarantee 100% availability in perpetuity.”
An official statement says >>>
The Internal Affairs internet filter is made available on a voluntary basis to Internet Service providers. It blocks access to sites which include images, videos or promotion of child sexual abuse. There is no proposal for the filter to become compulsory. The filter is aimed solely at reducing the trade in child sexual abuse material.
During the time websites have been down, staff at the Internal Affairs Call Centre have fielded many more calls than usual. Because the systems within the Department have been largely unaffected, staff have been able to email people requested documents, or refer them to other sources. When people tried to access the affected sites, they were usually able to see information about other sources to get what they needed
‘We are Anonymous’
“In July 2009, it was reported that the Department of Internal Affairs had plans to introduce Internet filtering in New Zealand”, says the Anonymous video below, continuing >>>
In March 2010 the Department of Internal Affairs has admitted that the filter is operational and is already being used, but refuses to disclose which Internet Service Providers are joining the filters.
Internet censorship as seen in China, India, Australia, The United States as well as the united kingdom has become one of the greatest atrocities to free speech and government transparency since the cold war.
It is for this that we the people, must and will step forward to dismantle the Government’s control over the internet.
On March 28th at approximately 5PM Eastern Standard Time, a series of coordinated denial of service attacks will be carried out on the New Zealand Department of Internal Affairs website.
The attacks will continue until The Department of Internal Affairs vetos their own decision and releases the free flow of information to New Zealand.
You cannot find us.
You cannot stop us.
We are Anonymous.
We are Legion.
We do not forgive.
We do not forget.
Join the battle:
Fire lazors at:
Computerworld NZ – Internal Affairs website down; no evidence of DoS attack so far, March 24, 2011
First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win ~ Mahatma Gandhi
World War III will be a global information war with no division between civilian & military participation ~ Marshall McLuhan
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