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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

‘#Anonymous’ hack threat prompts WiFi shutdown on #Guantanamo - #OpGTMO

Recently, the hacker group calling itself as Anonymous began a campaign on Twitter to warn about the inhuman conditions of the prisoners who are in Guantanamo. Through posts and hashtags, members began to mobilize many people and came to announce a possible attack.

Because of this, the U.S. military chose to disable WiFi network available in prison, so that hackers could not access the database locally or would end any other way interfering in the functioning of the penitentiary. Thus, Guantanamo spent last Monday completely offline.

According to the protest group Anonymous, hundreds of prisoners living in conditions that violate human rights - including for detainees who are possibly starving. Moreover, this is not the first time that staff Guantanamo goes by problems with the internet since last month, a lot of digital documents simply disappeared.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Associated Press “Joins #Anonymous”

News broke Friday that the government had wiretapped and extensively spied on the Associated Press for reporting on terrorist activities. This was quickly followed by a now-deleted tweet in support of the shadowy collective of hackers known as Anonymous.

A spokesperson for the AP refused to comment, leading some to speculate the tweet was the result of hackers from Anonymous. Others believe this was possibly a false flag attack from the CIA aimed at discrediting the AP.