The website of the New Zealand parliament is down after suffering unprecedented and excessive demand for its services.
Or, to put it another way, someone flooded it with huge amounts of traffic rendering it completely useless.
Earlier today, parliamentary service manager Geoff Thorn sent an email to MPs explaining that the site (which should be available here) was struggling under excessive load.
“It is possible that this traffic is related to a public threat to bring down the Parliamentary website,” Thorn said.
That public threat was made by Anonymous, who said they would take action following New Zealand’s introduction of controversial legislation to deal with illicit file-sharing.
Thus far, Anonymous have not claimed responsibility. Others are choosing to have their voices heard in other ways.