census 2016

  • #CensusFail 2016: ABS Fluffed Off Concerns About DDoS Attacks

    Remember the #censusfail incident last year when millions of Australians were unable to fill out the mandatory Census online because the website was slammed by a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack? It appears the ABS was overconfident about the website’s ability to fend of a DDoS attack.

  • Census 2016 Report Card: Outage To Cost Australian Taxpayers $30 Million

    This year’s Census was nothing short of a spectacular debacle after the website where Australians were to fill out the survey went down for nearly two days. Last night, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) chief David Kalisch fronted the Senate Estimates in parliament to answer questions about the incident. We found out that the…