Friday, October 25, 2013
Anonymous hackers target Russia for Detaining Greenpeace Activists
Hackers of the Anonymous movement have launched a distributed denial-of-service (DDOS) attack against government.ru, the online portal of the Government of Russia. The attack comes in protest against the arrests of Greenpeace activists by Russian authorities.
The hackers reported that the government website went down on October 23 at 22 GMT +1.
“This TangoDown is in support of jailed GreenPeace activists who staged a protest against oil exploration in the Arctic Ocean last month,” the hacktivists noted.
The attack is also against the arrests of members of a Russian feminist punk rock protest group. The hackers say they support the rights of the LGBT community and they fight against police violence.
“Those who fight for equality are not terrorists! We ask FREEDOM for all!” they said.
At the time of writing, government.ru appears to be working properly.