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Hackers 'steal Entire 2011 Census'

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The entire 2011 UK census database has been stolen by hackers and will be published online
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Ryan Cleary, an alleged member of the hacking group behind the claim, LulzSec, was arrested in Essex (21 June 2011) by specialist cyber crime officers from Scotland Yard.
The 19-year-old was taken to a central London police station and remains in custody on suspicion of Computer Misuse Act and Fraud Act offences.
A "significant amount of material" was also seized from an address in Wickford, Essex.
The "pre-planned intelligence-led operation" in collaboration with the FBI followed claims online that the 2011 census database had been stolen and would be published in full.
"We have blissfully obtained records of every single citizen who gave their records to the security-illiterate UK government for the 2011 census," a posting purportedly by LulzSec said
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In 2001, over 1.5m households failed to return their Census and only 38 were prosecuted. Why is this? confused.gif

Simply because it’s way too difficult to police the Census Act, as they’re strapped for cash and don’t have the resources to cope with a mass rebellion. They’ve tried to offset this, as they know that there is going to be at least pockets of rebellion, and there is profit to be made from the £1000 fines – hence why they’ve employed lots of Enforcement Officers who will have absolutely NO AUTHORITY whatsoever to make you do anything – REMEMBER anything you do with them will be contractual and your choice .

Don’t dig your own grave by even talking to them! The legislation and pseudo-law they state is as powerful as them trying to make you pay your TV Licence.

I shall be dealing with the Census in exactly the same way I deal with TV Licensing – I shall be ignoring it completely (The No contact Rule).

If TV Licensing send me mail addressed to the Occupier as my census form was addressed, I just ignore it .

If their goons knock on my door, I simply don't answer it and they go away – after all, I've never found opening the door to random strangers to be to my benefit, whether they be God-botherers or salesmen; friends know how to announce themselves (THEY PHONE ME ON THEIR MOBILES ). In the end, unwanted visitors such as TV Licensing give up and go away, and the Census goons are no different. Are they really going to hammer on an unanswered door simply for some paperwork? I don't think so.

Of course, it's important to know your enemy. Have a look at the Census Jobs page, and learn what hours they work. Census Collectors (door knockers who ask people who haven't returned the census to do so in person) are employed from 21/03/2011 to 06/05/2011, 2pm-9pm (Monday to Friday) and 10am-9pm (Saturday and Sunday). Non Compliance Officers (second level door knockers to deal with those who have explicitly refused the Census Collectors) are employed from 26/04/2011 to 19/08/2011, 9am-8pm (Monday to Friday) and 10am-4pm (Saturday).

Reading between the lines, that says to me that so long as a would-be dodger doesn't draw attention to himself (ie, isn't stupid enough to answer the door and refuse outright), he need only worry about unwanted visitors until 6th May. The ultra-paranoid need wait until 19th August before they can consider themselves all clear. After those dates, there simply won't be anyone doing those jobs.

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In 2001, over 1.5m households failed to return their Census and only 38 were prosecuted. Why is this? confused.gif

Simply because it's way too difficult to police the Census Act, as they're strapped for cash and don't have the resources to cope with a mass rebellion. They've tried to offset this, as they know that there is going to be at least pockets of rebellion, and there is profit to be made from the £1000 fines – hence why they've employed lots of Enforcement Officers who will have absolutely NO AUTHORITY whatsoever to make you do anything – REMEMBER anything you do with them will be contractual and your choice .

Don't dig your own grave by even talking to them! The legislation and pseudo-law they state is as powerful as them trying to make you pay your TV Licence.

I shall be dealing with the Census in exactly the same way I deal with TV Licensing – I shall be ignoring it completely (The No contact Rule).

If TV Licensing send me mail addressed to the Occupier as my census form was addressed, I just ignore it .

If their goons knock on my door, I simply don't answer it and they go away – after all, I've never found opening the door to random strangers to be to my benefit, whether they be God-botherers or salesmen; friends know how to announce themselves (THEY PHONE ME ON THEIR MOBILES ). In the end, unwanted visitors such as TV Licensing give up and go away, and the Census goons are no different. Are they really going to hammer on an unanswered door simply for some paperwork? I don't think so.

Of course, it's important to know your enemy. Have a look at the Census Jobs page, and learn what hours they work. Census Collectors (door knockers who ask people who haven't returned the census to do so in person) are employed from 21/03/2011 to 06/05/2011, 2pm-9pm (Monday to Friday) and 10am-9pm (Saturday and Sunday). Non Compliance Officers (second level door knockers to deal with those who have explicitly refused the Census Collectors) are employed from 26/04/2011 to 19/08/2011, 9am-8pm (Monday to Friday) and 10am-4pm (Saturday).

Reading between the lines, that says to me that so long as a would-be dodger doesn't draw attention to himself (ie, isn't stupid enough to answer the door and refuse outright), he need only worry about unwanted visitors until 6th May. The ultra-paranoid need wait until 19th August before they can consider themselves all clear. After those dates, there simply won't be anyone doing those jobs.

Wasn't really worth stealing then, was it?:rolleyes:

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They've already admitted they didn't really steal it. Didn't you get the memo?

Duh! Weeks ago. Surprised it's taken HPC so long to catch up.:huh:

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