Classification website hacked after Conroy makes appearance on ABC show

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The Australian Classification Board’s website,, has been cracked a few moments with a prank message after Senator Stephen Conroy made his appearance on the ABC current affairs panel show Q&A on Thursday evening.

“The site contains information about the boards that have the right to CONTROL YOUR FREEDOMZ,” the message said.

“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.”

The message by the hackers comes as the Government intends to implement mandatory ISP filtering, referencing comments made by the Minister of Communications, Senator Conroy, regarding to the Greens’ opposition of the plan in last December.

“All opposes must HATE CHILDREN, and therefore must be KILLED WITH A LARGE MELONS during the PROSECUTION PARTIES IN SEPTEMBER,” the crackers continued.

The website has been inaccessible for hours today, though it had stayed online for a few hours after 7PM AEDT. A spokesperson has told that the attack is being investigated, but the Australian Federal Police are not involved.

If you noticed, we are not using the term “hacker” or “hacking”, because they create solutions to problems using their creative mind. A cracker is a person who just defaces on the internet, along with other things that intrudes on other people’s websites.

It should be noted that the Classification Board is not under the Australian Communications and Media Authority, where Conroy’s department controls, but under the Attorney-General’s department.

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