But things have taken a sinister turn; he blogs:
When I broke the story of Labour’s appalling information and privacy security with their wide open site I fully expected that they would retaliate.
I knew they would attack my mental health, attack my employment status and attack my integrity. I also knew they would attack my site.
Yesterday I received confirmation from my third independent source that Labour has put out a contract amongst the hacking community to deface or take down my site. All sources confirm that the job has a price and that senior Labour figures are the ones requesting the attack.
They will of course deny it, but the simple fact is that people are talking and people are angry that such a job is out there. Two of my snitches are left leaning, one is a Green member. They were appalled by the suggestion.
I have been told that no one as yet has accepted the job. Labour and their conduits are being turned down flat.
If what is being alleged is true, it's outrageous. One can understand Labour being embarrassed at their lack of website security being exposed. But to retaliate in the way that has been outlined by Slater is not only an outrage; it is criminal.
Cameron Slater may not be everyone's cup of tea. But as he demonstrated by video, he did nothing illegal in exposing how easy it was to extract information from the Labour websites. He has not, as was suggested released vast tracts of individuals' personal information and for that he should be commended. And he actually did Labour a favour by giving them an opportunity to close up the loopholes. We're sure that he will have taken added precautions to secure his own site.
If anyone from Labour is involved in what has been alleged today, it is a serious matter, and we would urge them to call off the dogs. We will be watching developments with interest.