11 August, 2016
Census Website Crash - DDoS or Incompetence?
Since the Census website was brought down on 9 August (either by DDoS attack or system failure from unexpected real Census traffic) there has been a flood of speculation as to whether the website was properly designed knowing that it was going to be subject to global attention. One of the main motivations for a system compromise is notoriety so it's not a quantum leap to understand that the Census would attract a lot of attention.
This article from News.com.au provides a great overview of the fallout from the Census website.