Hackers warn Australian government: come clean on surveillance system or face attack
THE hacker movement Anonymous is threatening to renew attacks against the Australian government if it refuses to come clean over its use of a controversial surveillance system.
The Greens communications spokesman Scott Ludlam has tabled questions in parliament on behalf of the party querying the government about the counter-terrorism software TrapWire.
The project, internally named by the hackers as "Operation Australia", has been on ice since late last month when the hackers dumped a massive cache of data belonging to AAPT that was previously stolen from a server in Melbourne. A representative of the hacker movement told The Australian it would reactivate the project if the government refused to answer questions about TrapWire. Referring to the Operation Australia campaign by its Twitter hash tag, the spokesman said: "#opAu might just start back up if Ludlam doesn't get his question answered."