'Anonymous' hackers attack Australian party website vowing to 'eradicate it'
Hackers have attacked the website of a socially conservative political party in South Australia with a message vowing to 'eradicate (sic)' it.
Information on Family First party site containing its policies has been replaced with a warning message under the headline 'HACKED BY ANONYMOUS', which was accompanied by an audio clip of a hip hop song by Australian band Dyad Souls.
"Your moronic backwards preaching will no longer be tolerated (sic)," the message reads in red.
"You claim to support family values - but all you support is bigotry. You encourage your children to grow up as ignorant as yourselves," news.com.au quoted the message.
"You spread a message of hatred and lies to push your uberconservative agenda. You believe in the destruction of civil liberties, and the rise of a police state. For these crimes you have been judged to be non-worthy of your presence on our internet, and this action has been taken as a first step to irradicate (sic) this presence permanently," the message added.
According to the report, tagged with the Twitter hashtag ''#opF***OffFamilyFirst'', which has seemingly not yet been used on the social network, the message ends with the traditional catch cry of internet activist group Anonymous: ''We are anonymous. We are legion. We do not forgive. We do not forget. Expect us.''
The hackers' message has since been removed from the site, which remains offline as Family First SA attempts to restore it, the report said.
Family First SA member Robert Brokenshire was unaware of the hacking until called by News Limited this morning.
''It's a pretty senseless and undemocratic thing to do, isn't it,'' he said.
''I mean it's not an offensive website or anything, I don't know what their beef is but obviously they don't like something we've said or done,'' he added.
He said that the party would investigate the attack.
Anonymous is an online activist group, or ''hacktivist'' group, which has a history of hacking government and security websites, most often as a protest against internet censorship and surveillance, the report added.