The Government Communications Security Bureau website was
attacked by hackers earlier today.
A spokesman for the organisation said although the attack did
not shut down the website, it slowed the website's gateway
for about 30 minutes.
"... There is an indication there could have been some
temporary degradation of service."
It is believed the website suffered a DDoS or distributed
denial-of-service attack attack, where a website suffers a
suffers a saturation of external communications requests to
the point that it cannot respond to legitimate traffic in an
attempt to cause the server to overload.
The attack did not affect GCSB operations in any way the
A Twitter page with the handle 'OpF*ckGCSB' tweeted
"#TangoDown" and a screen shot showing the website down.
The Twitter user claimed links to the international
'hackticist' group Anonymous.
- By Brendan Manning of APNZ