UK Home Office Brought To Its KneesBy: Heather Campobello - April 10, 2012
Hacktivists affiliated with Anonymous reacted against UK’s extradition policies by infiltrating the UK Home Office website.
The attack comes under the “Op Trial At Home banner, #optrialathome on Twitter, supports anti-extradition protests for Chris Tappin, Richard O’Dwyer and Gary McKinnon and was announced by a Twitter account called @AnonopUK.”
The attackers used a distributed denial of service (DDoS) tactic to disrupt the web site of the Home Office and during the evening it was showing a page unavailable message with some basic contact information.
Here are some tweets in response to the attack:
Anonymous plans to attack GCHQ, the government’s spy agency, on April 14th in an effort to support online privacy.