The Australian Government’s Classification board website has been hacked. The text:
Welcome to the Classification Website
“This site contains information about the boards that have the right to CONTROL YOUR FREEDOMZ. The Classification Board has the right to not just classify content (the name is an ELABORATE TRICK), but also the right to DECIDE WHAT IS AND ISNT APPROPRIATE and BAN CONTENT FROM THE PUBLIC. We are part of an ELABORATE DECEPTION from CHINA to CONTROL AND SHEEPIFY the NATION, to PROTECT THE CHILDREN. All opposers must HATE CHILDREN, and therefore must be KILLED WITH A LARGE MELONS during the PROSECUTION PARTIES IN SEPTEMBER. Come join our ALIEN SPACE PARTY.”
More at Somebody Think of the Children.
A bit juvenile? Nos. Not particularly helpful? Sure. Illegal? Yup.
But I can’t help but have a leetle soft spot lurking in my heart for humorous, non-destructive civil disobedience in the face of bulldozing authoritarianism. This is the government that assured us that they knew what they were doing, and that the ACMA blacklist could never leak; and that has sneered at the techies who have told them, over and over, that they were wrong wrongitty wrong about pretty much everything.
At some point, they’re going to have to suck it up and make a decision: start learning from folks who know more about the internet than they do, or keep on looking like bumbling, twentieth-century fools.