UK Home Office Brought To Its Knees
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.