High profile digital targets hit by hackers protesting Iraq war
Over 3,000 successful digital attacks have taken place over the weekend primarily against the US and UK online targets with hackers protesting a further escalation in the war with Iraq. The main concern being expressed by hackers is over the conflict spreading to Syria or Iran.
This time high profile targets are also being hit. These include Coca-Cola's web site in Singapore, which was attacked on Saturday, April 12. It was unreachable throughout Sunday and is now back up again. There are other examples of NASDAQ and NYSE listed companies, such as one with over 1,650 employees and a market capitalization in excess of $275 Million that were hit over the weekend.
Also, Fuji Film online sites in the US and Switzerland were targeted by Hackweiser—a pro-war US patriotic group—and in the UK, the London Fire Brigade and Scottish Police online sites were successfully targeted by Unix Security Guards (an anti-US/UK/Israel group).
In the words of the hackers S4t4n1c_S0uls, a Latin American group with its roots in anti-capitalism, who have carried out over 1,000 digital attacks in the last 48 hours, "In a war there are no winners. Start with saying "NO to war, and mobilize local forces to oppose violence and hate. Remember the innocent victims. The fallen soldiers on both sides. Everyone is responsible." — (menareport.com)
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