The Department of Internal Affairs has released a statement announcing that the main DIA website is back up and running, following the outage yesterday. The statement reads: "The Department of Internal Affairs website www.dia.govt.nz has now been restored to service. This website and some other Internal Affairs websites have been unavailable since earlier in the week. Since the outage first occurred our focus and energy has been on restoring the affected websites. Other websites will be restored as soon as possible.
Customers visiting websites still affected by the outage are directed to static information, including contact details and essential forms." There has been speculation that the outage was related to a threat by the hacker group Anonymos, but the department says there is no evidence so far to suggest this. It continues to investigate.