Kathleen Skene, Business editor, Gold Coast Bulletin April 1, 2019 9:02am Subscriber only
QUEENSLAND’S building watchdog is investigating an attack on its computer system as thousands of body corporates and owners tried to log their building details on the new combustible cladding register.
Queensland building owners took advantage of the last minute to comply with the first stage
of the QBCC’s Safer Buildings combustible cladding audit, with more than 20,000 adding their private building assessments by 20,000 by the midnight deadline.
However, one user appears to have tried to shortcut the process with some not-so-clever coding, hammering the site with multiple requests at the same time, and potentially blocking others from accessing it.
The QBCC said the website was able to handle the attack, which it was considering referring to police.