“New Zealand–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.

The website and some other Internal Affairs websites have been down since the beginning of the week – and many still remain affected. The department says it is continuing to get the sites restored.

The outages come after “hacktivist” group Anonymous promised a “denial of service” attack on the department’s websites in protest over Internal Affairs implementation of internet filtering which aims to limit the international trade in images of child sexual abuse.”

From New Zealand Herald