Even though some of its members were arrested a week ago by the Interpol, and members of one of their affiliates were arrested yesterday as well, Anonymous keeps attacking websites; this time it is the Vatican website (www.vatican.va).
LulzSec members were arrested yesterday after information was given by Hector Xavier Monsegur (Sabu) to the FBI. The arrests took place in different parts of the world: Darren Martyn, alias “pwnsauce” and Donncha O’Cearrbhail, alias “palladium” were arrested at Ireland. Ryan Ackroyd, alias “Kayla” and Jake Davis, alias “Topiary” were arrested at London, England and Jeremy Hammond alias “Anarchaos” was arrested at Chicago, Illinois.
Jeremy Hammond has been described as a member of Anonymous.
Anonymous said they were responsible for taking down other websites related to the Vatican; they tried to attack it last year but failed.
They put on a statement on their Italian version of their website why they attacked the Vatican’s website: “Anonymous decided today to besiege your site in response to the doctrine, to the liturgies, to the absurd and anachronistic concepts that your for-profit organisation spreads around the world,” “This attack is not against the Christian religion or the faithful around the world but against the corrupt Roman Apostolic Church”.
This is what they posted on Pastebin regarding the attack to the Vatican’s website:
Anonymous has now decided to lay siege to your site in response to the doctrines, liturgies and the precepts absurd and anachronistic that your organization is for profit (Roman Apostolic Church) propagates and spreads worldwide.
You have burned books of immense historical and literary value, you barbarously executed your fiercest detractors and critics over the centuries, have denied universally deemed valid or plausible theories, have led the unwary to pay to get access to paradise with the sale of indulgences.
Have you been guilty of riduazione enslavement of entire populations, using as a pretext your mission of evangelization and the spread of Christianity in the world.
In more recent times have played a significant role in helping Nazi war criminals find refuge in foreign countries and to evade international justice.
Let every day many of the units within the clergy may be responsible of molesting children, covering them when the facts become public domain.
Italy must tolerate interference in your daily life, public policy and social damage, and all that entails.
Do you have property and businesses for the value of billions of euros, on which you have strong tax incentives.
You refuse to decree, practices and objects result of progress such as condoms or abortion as a clinical wounds to eradicate.
You retrogadi, one of the last bastions of an era forunatamente past, and destined anon repeated.
We sincerely hope that the Lateran Treaty will finally be revised in the near future and will come … what you are relegated to a relic of times gone by.
This is NOT intended to attack the true Christian religion and the faithful around the world, but to the corrupt Roman Apostolic Church and all its emanations
The website has almost been restored completely.