Anonymous attacks UK government websites to protest Assange-case. Hackers have targeted British government websites in the last 24 hours, the government said on Tuesday, after activist hacking group Anonymous said it had launched attacks to protest against the handling of the case of WikiLeaks‘ founder Julian Assange.
All the websites appeared to be functioning normally on Tuesday. Anonymous, a loose-knit group of international hackers, suggested it was behind the attacks which it linked to the Assange case.
Downing Street was dismissive of the incident.
There may have been an attempt but as far as we are concerned it was unsuccessful,”
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