[WASC-WHID] WHID 2011-54: Internal Affairs website back online after outage

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*Entry Title: *WHID 2011-54: Internal Affairs website back online after
outage
*WHID ID: *2011-54
*Date Occurred: *March 25, 2011
*Attack Method: *Denial of Service
*Application Weakness: *Insufficient Anti-automation
*Outcome: *Downtime
*Attacked Entity Field: *Government
*Attacked Entity Geography: *New Zealand
*Incident Description: *The Department of Internal Affairs website is now
back up and running after it was shut down - only days before it was due to
be hacked by international cyber activist group.
*Mass Attack: *No
*Reference: *
http://m.nzherald.co.nz/technology/news/article.php?c_id=5&objectid=10714882
*Attack Source Geography:*
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