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Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Hackers attack UK Gov't Websites to Support Assange
London, Aug 21.- Hackers have targeted various British government websites to protest against the United Kingdom''s persisting decision of extraditing WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to Sweden.
Under the so-called Operation for Assange's Release, activist hacking group Anonymous launched one of its particular denial-of-service attacks to various British government websites.
One of the programs even allows users to bomb the official website of Prime Minister David Cameron with up to 1000 requests per second, if users click on the Fire bottom.
Though most of the government websites made to overcome the cyberattacks and were working normally today, the Ministry of Justice admitted that its website was still operating with problems.
Anonymous launched the goverment websites attack to support the founder of Wikileaks, after the United Kingdom reiterated on Monday its decision of extraditing the Australian journalist to Sweden.
Julian Assange has been exiled in the Ecudorian embassy in London for the last two months and was granted diplomatic asylum by Ecuador last week.
The 41-year-old journalist opposes to his extradition to Sweden, where he is wanted for questioning over alleged rape allegations, and defends his innocence. He considers the case a US maneuver to capture him for leaking that country's secret information.(Prensa Latina)
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