Or so it seems in the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
Yesterday was census day which, for the first time, was carried out largely online.
Adolf completed his census at 0600 r thereabouts but at 1900 there started a series of major outages. It is reported that a hacker or hackers engaged in a disruption or service campaign whereby millions of bogus messages were sent, causing the ABS computers to have a mental breakdown.
Some commentators are asserting the census has been rendered useless as very large number of people have been unable to take part. I couldn't comment on that because I don't know enough of the detail.
However, it is pretty obvious that thee electronic census process has been a shambles. Just another nail in the coffin of an already dead prime minister. How on earth could a federal government organisation, with pretty well unlimited funds at its disposal, have produced such a dog of a system that was not secure from hackers.
No wonder people didn't want to divulge their full names.
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