- More than two million Australians had already submitted their census survey data before the site was shutdown.
- Experts say there are a few reasons why that information would be really valuable to criminals.
- The ABS says it shut down the entire census site when it became clear there were problems, and the government minister in charge says no one should be worried because no personal data was accessed; in fact, he said it four times.
- The Australian Bureau of Statistics or ABS, which organises the census, says it was forced to shut down the site after it was notified four times of something called a DDoS, or Distributed Denial of Service.
- A lot of Aussies are now even less sure about filling out the census than they were before. Some chose to fill it in by paper just in case.
- When and how are they going to reschedule the census?