Australian Online Census Shut Down by Cyberattacks

August 9, 2016 11:12 PM

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CANBERRA, Australia — Australia's first attempt to conduct a census online was in disarray after several cyberattacks on the website, an official said Wednesday.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics shut down the site to protect data on Tuesday night after four denial-of-service attacks that came from somewhere overseas, chief statistician David Kalisch said.

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